The Zone'in Child Development Series Newsletter
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Article Attachment formation and technology overuse - Should we be worried?

We all do it. We all, at some time or another, prefer to pick up the remote or Blackberry, or connect to the internet or TV - rather than have a conversation with our spouse, children or co-workers. Sometimes connecting to the virtual world is just easier than connecting to humans, and at first glance, appears to be a lot more interesting and exciting!  

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Slideshow Creating Sustainable Futures for All Children with Balanced Technology Management

Creating Sustainable Futures with Balanced Technology ManagermentWatch this informative 6:25 minute slideshow. It is a must see for anyone who wants to ensure a future for our children.

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Requires a Powerpoint viewer, links to download sites below.

Mac users - PC users
Cris Rowan In Print

BC OTline - Summer 2009
Technology overuse on child sensory development
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S.I. Focus Magazine - Summer 2009
The Impact of Technology on Child Sensory and Motor Development
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Balanced Technology Management Champion Status

Balanced Technology Management Champion StatusZone'in Programs Inc. is awarding Balanced Technology Management Champion Status (BTMCS) to governments, health units, schools, and technology production corporations who show innovative ways to get children to practice balanced technology use.  BTMCS offers the organization an opportunity to partner with Zone'in Programs Inc. on future initiatives, as well as post BTM Champion Status on website. 

Click here to check out the criteria for receiving BTM Champion Status.
Assist with SPD Classification

children Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is under consideration for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fifth Edition as a psychiatric disorder.  To assist with SPD classification, Dr. Lucy Jane Miller with the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is gathering clinical histories from the medical and psychiatric professions. 

Could you please forward SPD Foundation's request for clinical histories to physicians, pediatricians, psychologists and psychiatrists who are involved in diagnosis and treatment of SPD?
NEW Workshop Early Intervention - Focus on First Nations

FamilyGenerational Healing: Achieving child health through empowering connections

Raising healthy children involves building a solid foundation using movement, touch and human connection.  Understanding the problems facing today's children, requires reflection on the ways of past generations.  Nomadic life, indigenous language, living close to nature, and reliance on tribal structure for sustainability, provided an inner resilience and drive lost to today's children.

Read the entire workshop descriptor here.
NEW Zone'in Rx Pad

Zone'in Rx PadFor professionals who work with parents, the new Zone'in Rx Pad is a time saver for that common question "Unplug my children - how?"

Start today - buy now!

Unplug - Don't Drug!
Foundation Series Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

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!

October 3, 2009 - Comox Valley, BC
November 3, 4 & 5, 2009 - Saskatoon, SK
March 23, 24 & 25, 2010 - Dallas, TX
May 11, 12 & 13, 2010 - Vancouver, BC
Upcoming OT Training dates

November 1 - 5, 2009 - Saskatoon, SK
March 22 - 26, 2010 - Dallas, TX
May 10 - 14, 2010 - Vancouver, BC

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Zone'in Programs Inc. 2009

July - August 2009

In This Issue
Attachment Article
CSF Slideshow
Cris Rowan in Print
BTM Champion Status
SPD Classification
First Nations Workshop
NEW Zone'in Rx Pad
Upcoming Workshops
OT Training Dates
Zone'in Products
Zone'in Workshops
Zone'in Training
Cris Rowan
Cris Rowan is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, author, speaker and champion of easing the job of learning for all children.

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