Dr. Barbara Klein has worked with gifted children, their parents, and public and private schools in the greater Los Angeles area since 1986. Her private practice is dedicated to assisting the special educational needs of gifted and highly gifted children.
Dr. Klein is recognized as a national authority on the development of twins. Her research on the twin attachment informs issues related to the relative importance of genetics, the environment, and parenting. Dr. Klein consults with twins and parents of twins who need guidance on reducing conflicts between twins and many other twin issues.
Dr. Klein has written eight books in the field of developmental psychology and education, including her latest, entitled Alone in the Mirror: Twins in Therapy, and her previous works: Raising Gifted Kids: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Exceptional Child Thrive, and Not All Twins Are Alike.
Dr. Klein facilitates weekly parenting groups because she believes that parents are the most important and influential people in a young child’s life. As a young parent in the 1980s, Dr. Klein’s most outstanding contribution to the field of education was her work developing the initial parent education component for Head Start, a program developed to enhance the school readiness of economically disadvantaged preschoolers.
Dr. Klein earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, her Masters and Doctorate in Early Childhood Education from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. She has lectured around the country and in Canada, talking about twins and gifted children.
The fastest way to contact Dr. Barbara Klein is by telephone.
Email: drbarbaraklein [at] gmail.com, or follow the link to the right that says "Send email."
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