A top child psychologist explains the eight essential cognitive skills every child needs in order 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.
This course is based on the book, No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control – The Eight Essential Brain Skills Every Child Needs to Thrive created by Cox, Adam J., Ph.D.
September 4, 2007
Course Material Author
Cox, Adam J., Ph.D.
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_, _The Philadelphia Inquirer_, _Time_, _Family Circle_, and other publications.
Cox, Adam J., Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about executive control skills in children and how to help enhance them. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Explain how young minds function and how that functioning relates to the eight pillars of capability.
Describe the concept of initiation and the advantages of flexible thinking.
Identify how enhancing attentiveness and planning skills leads to more effective executive functioning.
Analyze and critique information presented regarding short-term memory and self-awareness.
Apply concepts presented regarding the importance of self-control to mental health and educational work with children.
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Faculty: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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