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Technology and Human Evolution:
Are they Mutually Exclusive?


Over the course of the past 50,000 years, humans have managed to rise to the top of the food chain to dominate all other life forms on planet earth. Until quite recently (in the last 50 years), humans have successfully functioned as "pack" animals, with each member of the group serving a vital purpose and role. Darwin's "survival of the fittest" reigned true, as evolutionary stressors of disease, climate change, and predation made sure that only the strong survive.

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Developmental Screening
Screening Preschoolers for Developmental Delays
Carla Snuggs, April 28, 2009
Suite101.com

Studies have shown that only 50% of developmental delays are detected prior to school entry [Journal of Family Practice, 2006]. "One of the problems with developmental screening is that there is no standardized assessment process, leaving each community, state or province to determine their own methods. Sweden is quite advanced, requiring monthly physician visits from 0-18 months," says Cris Rowan, pediatric occupational therapist, sensory specialist, and CEO of Zone'in Programs Inc. [Interview, April 2009].

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If you're unable to make it to one of the below workshops, and you'd like Cris to come to your area, contact us to make it happen!

May 1, 2009 - Qualicum Beach, BC
May 4, 5 & 6, 2009 -Halifax, NS - SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!
May 25, 26 & 27, 2009 - Yellowknife, NT
June 1, 2 & 3, 2009 - Vancouver, BC
June 15, 2009 - Dallas, TX
October 3, 2009 - Comox Valley, BC

Interesting video clips

BRAIN GAINS
Watch the documentary (Runs 14:52) New research and pilot fitness programs in schools are showing positive results that exercise helps the human brain learn. Joan Leishman reports ...
http://www.cbc.ca/national/blog/special_feature/brain_gains/brain_gains_2.html

AUTISM: BREAKING BARRIERS
MAKING SENSE OF CHILDREN'S SENSES
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/30244450#30244450

Interesting links
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Center for Screentime Awareness
www.screentime.org

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org/healthtopics/mediause.cfm

Center of Media and Child Health
www.cmch.tv
Zone'in Programs Inc. 2009

May 2009

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Cris Rowan is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, author, speaker and champion of easing the job of learning for all children.

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