Barbara Gilman

Barbara ("Bobbie") Gilman is associate director of the nonprofit Gifted Development Center, which specializes in assessment and support of "giftedness through the life cycle." She supervises testing, participates in research, is a popular speaker for parents and teachers on advocacy and classroom accommodations for the gifted, and consults with parents worldwide. Bobbie specializes in work with highly, exceptionally, and profoundly gifted children and gifted children with learning disabilities, ADHD, or underachievement issues. She holds degrees in child development and psychology, and has extensive experience testing gifted children and making educational recommendations for them.

A mother of highly gifted sons, she is a veteran of gifted committees and helped create an accelerated charter middle school. Since the release of her award-winning book, Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works, she has devoted considerable time to school advocacy consultation, helping parents to document the unique instructional needs of their gifted student, find curricular options that meet the child's needs, and plan accommodations with school personnel.

Barbara Gilman's Books