The Whole Child

Adele Diamond, one of the founders of the field of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience addresses, Whole Child, “If we want the best academic outcomes, the most efficient and cost-effective route to achieve that is, counter intuitively, not to narrowly focus on academics, but to also address children’s social, emotional, and physical development. Similarly, the best and most efficient route to physical health is through also addressing emotional, social, and cognitive wellness. Emotional wellness, similarly, depends critically on social, cognitive, and physical wellness.

from Diamond, Adele(2010) ‘The Evidence Base for Improving School Outcomes by Addressing the Whole Child and by Addressing Skills and Attitudes, Not Just Content’, Early Education & Development, 21: 5, 780 — 793


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