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From the cutting edge of brain science, eight crucial skills for children's future success-now 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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Adam J. Cox is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist. While working as a fine artist near New York City in the 1980s, he opened a studio and welcomed children who wanted to learn how to draw and paint. This experience introduced him to the joy and creativity of mentoring children, which developed into his career as a family psychologist. Currently, as an advocate for children's mental health, he is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences, where he has had the privilege of meeting many parents and teachers committed to the emotional well-being of children.
Table of Contents
What Makes Young Minds Tick? 1
Factor Ex: The Eight Pillars of Capability 30
Pillari: Ready, Set, Go: Getting Started 57
Pillar II: Changing Channels and Shifting Gears: The Advantages of Flexible Thinking 85
Pillar III: Paying Attention Pays Off 110
Pillars IV & V: Making Plans: Putting Sequence and Organization to Work 136
Pillar VI: The Long-Term Benefits of Short-Term Memory 163
Pillar VII: A Mirror for the Mind: The Helping Hand of Self-Awareness 195
Pillar VIII: Managing Emotions: The Heart of Self-Control 219
Talking About Factor Ex With School, Family, and Children 246
Helpful Resources 255
Selected Bibliography 257