No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control-- the Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs to Thrive

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A Perigee Book/Penguin Group, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 271 pages
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A top child psychologist explains the eight essential cognitive skills every child needs to thrive.

In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Adam J. Cox describes how to enhance learning by revealing the latest research on Executive Control Skills:

- Initiation-Organizing thoughts well enough to get started on a task
- Flexibility-Learning to adapt as situations unfold
- Attention-Focusing long enough to retain important information
- Organization-Managing space to promote forward momentum
- Planning-Managing time
- Working memory-Memorizing information long enough for it to be learned
- Self-awareness-Having both sufficient self-knowledge and an understanding of how one is seen by others
- Regulating emotions-Expressing feelings in proportion to the events that elicited them

Discussing each skill in detail, Dr. Cox offers tools and techniques to enhance every child's capability, including children diagnosed with special needs.

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No mind left behind: understanding and fostering executive control-- the eight essential brain skills every child needs to thrive

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Clinical psychologist Cox's new work is a helpful, if incomplete, guide for anyone who work with children and teenagers, based on what he terms "Factor Ex," "shorthand for the eight pillars of ... Read full review

Contents

WHAT MAKES YOUNG MINDS TICK?
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THE EIGHT PILLARS OF CAPABILITY
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PILLAR 1
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Adam J. Cox, Ph.D., is a licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist who has devoted his career to the study of Executive Control Skills. He speaks widely at national and international conferences, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, Family Circle, and other publications.

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