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Child now use 7.5 hours per day of technology, at great cost to their health and academic performance. One third of children enter school developmentally delayed, and one in four children are obese. Child aggression is causing significant behaviour challenges in schools and homes, as evidenced by soaring rates of child behaviour diagnosis and use of psychotropic medications. Sleep deprived, isolated and illiterate, the ways in which we raise and educate new millennium children are threatening their very sustainability.

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Virtual Child: The terrifying truth about what technology is doing to children

Virtual ChildBy Cris Rowan, pediatric occupational therapist.

Virtual Child documents the impact technology has had on the developing child, and proposes tools and techniques to manage balance between activities children need for growth and success with technology use.

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Cris Rowan in the News

Cris Rowan featured in documentary on CNBC - January 4, 2011
Cris Rowan was featured in the Canadian documentary "Are We Digital Dummies" on CBC TV's Doc Zone on Nov. 18, 2010. A longer version of the same documentary called "Crackberry'd: The Truth About Information Overload" is scheduled for broadcast in the United States this week on the CNBC network - NBC's business channel on the following airtimes and dates.  Press Release.
Tuesday, January 4th at 10pm ET / 9pm CT/ 8pm MT / 7pm PT.  

It will then repeat on:
Friday, January 7th at 1am ET
Sunday, January 8th at 11pm ET

Cris Rowan on Global Noon News with Dr. Amed - December 13, 2010
Watch Cris and Dr. Amed from SCOPE (Sustainable Child Obesity Prevention Through Community Engagement) talk about fighting child obesity on Global Noon News.

Cris Rowan on Progressive Radio Network - January 10, 2011
Cris Rowan will be Dr. Peter Breggin's guest on the Progressive Radio Network show January 10, 2011 at 5 pm EST.  Dr. Breggin is a child psychiatrist, author and expert in the area of psychotropic medication use with children.  Call in to 1-888-874-4888 with your questions for Cris.

Technology in Daycare and Preschool Settings
Cris Rowan is interviewed by Own A Daycare regarding the detrimental impact of technology use in daycare and preschool settings.
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Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction
By Matt Richtel for the New York Times on Nov. 21, 2010
Students have always faced distractions and time-wasters. But computers and cell phones, and the constant stream of stimuli they offer, pose a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.

ADHD, Bullying and the Destruction of American Childhood
Dr. Gabor Maté interview by Democracy Now on Nov. 24, 2010
A spike in diagnoses of ADHD and other mental disorders has fuelled an unprecedented reliance on pharmaceutical medications to treat children, with long-term effects that remain unknown. Dr. Gabor Mate argues these responses are treating surface symptoms as causes while ignoring deeper roots.

Putting the Skinned Knees Back Into Playtime
By Alex Williams for the New York Times on May 20, 2007
In the era of micromanaged play dates, overstuffed after-school schedules, cuts to recess and parents terrified of injuries, lawsuits and predators, many traditional childhood games have become lost arts, as antique as the concept of idle time itself.

Understanding and Transforming Aggression in Children
Published on December 19, 2010 by Todd Sarner in Transformative Parenting Newsletter
The underlying cause for aggression is frustration, which has its roots in dysfunctional attachment formation with parents. Find out how to build primary attachments and reduce child aggression.

Head Out for a Daily Dose of Green Space
By Jane Brody for the New York Times on November 29, 2010
Americans are suffering from an acute case of "outdoor deprivation disorder," and the effects on physical and mental health are rising fast. In response to the No Child Left Behind law, 30 percent of kindergarten classrooms have eliminated recess to make more room for academics.

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Foundation Series Workshops

Foundation Series Workshops come to Vancouver
May 12 - 14, 2011.

Six research referenced half day workshops with Cris Rowan for parents, teachers and therapists on senosry processing, motor development, attachment and addictions, technology overuse, moving to learn and school redesign for success.

More Winter Workshops
Kamloops BC - January 27/28, 2010 - keynote and workshop
Contact - Fiona Clare
Abbotsford BC - Feb 17/18, 2010 - parent presentation and teacher workshop
Contact - Rita Green
Vernon, BC - Mar 4/5, 2010 - parent presentation and early intervention workshop
Contact - Lynne Reside

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Instructor Training in Vancouver, May 11-15, 2011

Instructor training for Foundation Series Workshops places pediatric occupational therapists on the cutting edge as experts in the field of technology's impact on child development.


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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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