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

ISBN-10: 0399534555
ISBN-13: 9780399534553
Edition: N/A
Authors: Adam J. Cox
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

From the cutting edge of brain science, eight crucial skills for childrens future successnow in paperback. From a clinical psychologist who has devoted his clinical and research work to the study of executive control skills, here is a program for helping children master the eight essential cognitive skills that are critical for success in life in work: Taking initiative Screening out distractions Organizing Thinking flexibly Planning Regulating emotions Self-monitoring Using memory effectively Using case studies and anecdotes, Dr. Cox presents a comprehensive and practical plan for parents. The book addresses special-needs children as well as neurotypical children, and includes practical suggestions for parents and educators.

Adam J. Cox, PhD, is a board-certified clinical psychologist who directs a private group practice focusing on children's mental health and emotional well-being, with a special emphasis on emotional literacy, learning disabilities, and ADHD. Dr. Cox became a psychologist through a nontraditional path. As an artist in Hoboken, New Jersey, he opened his studio doors to neighborhood children, many of whom he taught painting and drawing. The mentoring experience prompted him to enter graduate studies in counseling psychology, and subsequently to become a national advocate for children's mental health. Dr. Cox has been quoted inTimemagazine andFamily Circle, and he has appeared on national parenting and family radio programs, including NPR'sVoices in the Family.

Preface
What Makes Young Minds Tick?
Factor Ex: The Eight Pillars of Capability
Pillari: Ready, Set, Go: Getting Started
Pillar II: Changing Channels and Shifting Gears: The Advantages of Flexible Thinking
Pillar III: Paying Attention Pays Off
Pillars IV & V: Making Plans: Putting Sequence and Organization to Work
Pillar VI: The Long-Term Benefits of Short-Term Memory
Pillar VII: A Mirror for the Mind: The Helping Hand of Self-Awareness
Pillar VIII: Managing Emotions: The Heart of Self-Control
Talking About Factor Ex With School, Family, and Children
Helpful Resources
Selected Bibliography
Index

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