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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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About the Course:

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. in 0.

Journal/Publisher:

Perigee Trade

Publication Date:

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.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how young minds function and how that functioning relates to the eight pillars of capability.

  2. Describe the concept of initiation and the advantages of flexible thinking.

  3. Identify how enhancing attentiveness and planning skills leads to more effective executive functioning.

  4. Analyze and critique information presented regarding short-term memory and self-awareness.

  5. Apply concepts presented regarding the importance of self-control to mental health and educational work with children.

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Course Number 101330
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