Damon Korb, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician Author, Raising an Organized Child Director, Center for Developing Minds
Damon Korb, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Damon Korb, MD, FAAP, is one of the country’s leading behavioral and developmental pediatricians, founder of the Center for Developing Minds, and author of the sanity-saving book Raising an Organized Child: 5 Steps to Boost Independence, Ease Frustration, and Promote Confidence (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019). Years of providing care for thousands of families with a struggling child -- and raising five children of his own -- has given him a unique perspective about what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to parenting.
His best-selling and award winning book is the modern guide for helping parents promote “executive function” skills with their children. Dr. Korb is a frequent speaker who has been featured and trending on NPR “Here & Now”, The Today Show with Hoda & Jenna, The Minimalists Podcast, Parents Magazine, Hallmark Home & Family, The Washington Post, The New York Times, SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio, Good Housekeeping, OprahMag.com, as well as a repeat guest on KTLA, and many other news outlets.
The philosophy behind Dr. Korb’s book: the best way to prepare children for adulthood is to teach them to be organized thinkers. Dr. Korb tells us that, “Organized children are not born, they are raised.” Dr. Korb provides Five Principles to help raise an organized child at every stage of development:
- Be Consistent,
- Introduce Order,
- Give Everything A Place,
- Practice Forward Thinking,
- Promote Problem Solving.
As the founder and director of the Center for Developing Minds, Dr. Korb examines the neurodevelopmental brain functions that determine how a child learns, behaves and socializes. Dr. Korb directs a team of child development experts who care for children and young adults that struggle at home and school due to: behavior issues, learning difficulties, attention problems, social skill deficits, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and psychological disorders.
Dr. Korb is a Past President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the current Board Chairperson for Parents Helping Parents. Dr. Korb is an adjunct clinical instructor for the Stanford University Medical Center.
Prior to creating the Center for Developing Minds, he founded Kidscope, formerly known as the Center for Learning and Achievement, and consulted on the creation of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, both in San Jose, CA.
Dr. Korb completed his behavioral and developmental fellowship training at the Center for Development and Learning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Korb finished his pediatric internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and earned his medical degree in 1994 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Dr. Korb received a B.S. in psychobiology from the University of Southern California in 1990.
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