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Noted child psychologist Dr. Sylvia Rimm to present at annual Berta Seminar event Oct. 24-25 at WKU


Registration is now open for the 2019 Berta Seminar, an annual event exploring the social and emotional needs of gifted children.

Noted child psychologist Dr. Sylvia Rimm will present at both a session for parents of gifted children and at a day-long workshop for educators. EILA credit is available. Thanks to a generous gift from Kathleen and Vince Berta, this event is free to attend and open to the public.

The parent session will take place Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Ransdell Hall, room 2064, located on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm

The educator workshop will take place Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Gatton Academy Great Hall, located in Florence Schneider Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

Rimm’s many years as a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today show and as a favorite personality on public radio make her a familiar child psychologist to many audiences. She gained a national following with her common sense and practical parenting and teaching advice and deep understanding of how kids think and interact.

Rimm is director of the Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Rimm is the author of many books, including “How to Parent So Children Will Learn” and “Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades,” both 2008 National Best Books award winners from USA Book News. In addition, Rimm has also written “Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child,” “Raising Preschoolers,” “See Jane Win,” and “How Jane Won.”

To register, visit www.wku.edu.

Established by The Center for Gifted Studies in 2004 thanks to a generous donation from Kathleen and Vince Berta, the Berta Seminars bring in nationally and internationally known experts to provide sessions to parents of gifted children and professional learning to educators and other interested parties to learn how to better address the social and emotional needs of gifted young people in and out of the classroom. The Berta Seminars was established to help meet their needs.

For more information on the Berta Seminars or The Center for Gifted Studies, visit www.wku.edu/gifted.

From Western Kentucky University


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