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Computers vs. Playgrounds -
It's a No Brainer!

merry-go-roundTeachers report with increasing frequency that playgrounds are in a state of disrepair, while school expenditures on technology routinely exceed budget allocations. Year after year research shows that exercise makes kids smarter and technology doesn't, yet schools continue to invest in technology at the detriment of child health and literacy. Why is this?

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Summer fun ideas

School will soon be out - how will your kids spend the summer?  Hopefully not in front of the TV!  Below are a few links to inspire your summer fun! 

Do you have fun ideas share (no technology allowed)? Send them to and we will share them in our next newsletter.
Suffer the Children - Are Children Sustainable?
is now on!

Suffer the Children - Are Children Sustainable? is a research referenced documentary regarding the impact of technology on children's health and academic success. Suffer the Children offers helpful suggestions to parents, as well as health and education professionals, for managing balanced technology use to create sustainable futures for all children.

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Preschool Developmental Screening Tests: Methods for screening for developmental delays in preschoolers
Carla Snuggs, May 6, 2009

Developmental screening is a procedure designed to identify children who should receive more intensive assessment or diagnosis for potential developmental delays [National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, 2005].

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Foundation Series Workshops

Upcoming Events

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 25, 26 & 27, 2009 - Yellowknife, NT
June 1, 2 & 3, 2009 - Vancouver, BC
October 3, 2009 - Comox Valley, BC
Sensory Tuesdays

SENSORY TUESDAYS on WUML 91.5 from Lowell, Massachusetts - A month long series of half-hour radio programs on the topic of Sensory Processing Disorder.

May 5 -  Ida Zelaya and Lori Fankhanel - SPD Foundation Parent Connections hosts in Baltimore and Edmonton

May 12 - Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR - Author, scientist, and SPD Foundation founder and executive director

May 19 - Carol Kranowitz, MA - Author, teacher and SPD Foundation board member

May 26 - Mary Sue Williams/Sherry Shellenberger - Authors (How Does Your Engine Run?) and teachers (Alert  Program®)

If you miss one of the shows, you can hear it later at under "Past Shows".
Interesting links

"Getting kids moving in school" - Sensory diet in the classroom
Good Morning, America - April 8, 2009

Medieval Tech Support
Help Desk and Tech Support in the old days. Introduction to the new system:"The Book"
An excellent documentary by The Center for Successful Parenting titled "Media Violence and Brain Function Research".
© Zone'in Programs Inc. 2009

June 2009

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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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