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Children of the New Millennium

'balancing technology with life'   
Child behavioral diagnosis, medication, and therapy - Who really benefits?

drugs on a plate14.3% of Canadian children have a mental health diagnosis (Waddell 2007) and 30% are entering the school system developmentally delayed (Kershaw 2009).  Printing instruction at the primary level averages 14 minutes per day (Graham 2008) ensuring literacy failure.  Record levels of new child diagnoses have overwhelmed both the education and health care systems, burying professionals in a pile of referrals, wait lists, reports, and education plans.  Are Canadian children really "sick" and "learning disabled", or have the education and health systems unwittingly created a self serving monster?  

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What's New

The Sensory Show 039: What Do Today's Kids Need to Grow and Succeed?: An Interview with Cris Rowan, Canadian Occupational Therapist

The Sensory Show 040: The Impact Technology Has On A Child's Physical, Mental, Social, and Academic Health: an interview with Cris Rowan, Canadian Occupational Therapist


Young kids' TV viewing highest since 1995

Behind the Autism Statistics

Disney to refund Baby Einstein DVDs in Canada

Debate Over Drugs For ADHD Reignites
Long-Term Benefit For Children at Issue

Questions Raised About Stimulants and Sudden Death
Rarity Makes Definitive Assessment Elusive

Links and Opportunities

SSRI Stories
This website is a collection of 3400 plus news stories, articles and FDA testimony regarding incidents involving either violence or suicide by children, youth and adults related to use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, commonly referred to as anti-depressants.

Holistic Playgrounds
Don't have a lot of money to upgrade your playground, but want to create fun and interactive playspace for children? Check out Holistic Playgrounds new website.

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
In August, the SPD Foundation launched e-Learning, their biggest effort ever to "teach the world about SPD."
Profile of Els Rengenhart

Els Rengenhart is an occupational therapist who has created an awesome website with loads of helpful information for parents and teachers on how to help children with Sensory Processing Disorder. 

Click here for Els Rengenhart's profile.

Click here to visit her website,

Foundation Series Workshops

Upcoming Webinars

GoToWebinarWe are pleased to offer our Foundation Series Workshops online!  We have scheduled live, interactive workshops each month! 

Book a CUSTOMIZED WEBINAR for your group or organization!
Contact Amy Dickson at or 1-888-896-6346 for more information.

November 18, 2009 - Back to Basics - Register Now!
December 2, 2009 - A Cracked Foundation - Register Now!
January 6, 2010 - Mixed Signals - Register Now!
February 3, 2010 - Why Can't Children Sit Still? - Register Now!
March 3, 2010 - Diminishing Returns - Register Now!

Early Intervention Webinars to be arranged at a later date.

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!

March 23, 24 & 25, 2010 - Dallas, TX
May 11, 12 & 13, 2010 - Vancouver, BC

Upcoming OT Training dates

March 22 - 26, 2010 - Dallas, TX
May 10 - 14, 2010 - Vancouver, BC

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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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Zone'in Programs Inc.
6840 Seaview Road
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A4

1-877-896-6346 (fax)