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

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

by Adam J. Cox


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399534553
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 968,264
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

Preface     xi
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
Index     263

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