|Addressing the effects of
technology on child
|Increasing Profits in the Health and Education
Sectors - Implementation of Technology Reduction
With a probable recession on the
horizon, health and education professionals may want to
consider cost savings found in addressing technology
addictions in children. Overuse of technology has been
causally linked to physical, psychological and
behavioral impairments in children, impacting on their
occupational performance at home and school. Learning
efficient and effective ways to reduce child technology
use will go a long way toward achieving critical
milestones for child development, ensuring optimal
health and enhancing academic performance. This article
will focus on the impact of technology on child health,
learning and behavior. Estimated costs to the health and
education sectors for treating child technology
addictions will be covered. Suggestions for health and
education sector reduction programs will be
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|New Unplug'in game - what the teachers and OT's
- Discover the
art of play!
The Unplug'in game is
designed to help children develop and enhance basic play
skills, an essential first step toward unplugging from
technology. Below are preliminary comments
received during initial Unplug'in prototype testing.
- Love the discussion that comes out.
- Enjoyed having to think about the questions for
myself, and then hear others' responses.
- Love the imagination required to complete the
Journey Cards - and the fun/laughter they generate...
another way to develop connection!
- Good interactive fun!
- Enjoyed the 'connection' with others and self
reflection; incorporation of sensory activities.
- The four parts - seeing beyond themselves
(Gardner's Intrapersonal) is great!
- Wonderful questions and activities. Great way for
kids to explore lots of thoughts and ideas. Would be
great if they got unplugged.
- The fact that the game is played in small groups
would enable kids who may not answer questions in
large groups to feel comfortable enough to
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|Update on CFP
Cris Rowan's commentary submission to Canadian
Family Physician titled "Unplug - Don't Drug: An
Alternative Approach to Child Behavior Disorder
Assessment and Treatment" has passed preliminary editor
revisions and is now at the peer review
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Addressing delays in child development, the Foundation
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therapist Cris Rowan.
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|Cris Rowan is a Pediatric
Occupational Therapist and champion of easing the job of
learning for all children. Cris is author of the
Unplug-Don't Drug policy initiative, has presented
over 200 workshops, and is a well known speaker at