Zone'in Programs Inc.

Children of the New Millennium

'balancing technology with life'   
When did we decide that children were a commodity?

boy with moneyAn interesting joint study was recently released by the BC Business Council, and University of BC researchers with Human Early Learning Partnership showing that just under 30% of BC children entering kindergarten are "developmentally vulnerable" - lacking in those basic skills they need to thrive in school and in the future.  This study, entitled A Comprehensive Policy Framework for Early Human Capital Investment in BC states "Economic analyses reveal this depletion (in human capital) will cause BC to forgo 20% GDP growth over the next 60 years, costing the provincial economy a sum of money that is 10 times the total provincial debt load."

Continue reading the article here.
 What's New

The Source Forum - NOW IN OPERATION

Cris Rowan, pediatric occupational therapist has launched a new forum designed to raise conscious awareness about the impact of technology use on children, called The Source.

Visit The Source here - Post your thoughts on the following!
  • diagnosing child behavior
  • medicating child behavior
  • videogames
  • media violence
  • baby TV
  • technology corporations
  • government legislation
  • virtual parents
  • literacy
New categories and questions are posted weekly.

Zone'in Programs Inc. - FOR SALE

Cris Rowan, pediatric occupational therapist and CEO, announces the sale of her educational product line  Zone'in Programs Inc. 
Foundation Series Workshops, OT Training and consultation will continue to be administered by Cris Rowan under Sunshine Coast Occupational Therapy Inc. 

Please direct all correspondence regarding sale to Zone'in Programs Inc. Operations Manager Amy Dickson, or 1-888-896-6346.
The Sensory Show with Kelli Arnone

Kelli Arnone, OT and CEO of Pediatric Potentials Rehab Inc. interviewed Cris Rowan for The Sensory Show, three consecutive podcasts on child development to air weekly starting October 7, 2009.

Episode #39: What Do Today's Kids Need to Grow and Succeed?

Episode #40: The Impact Technology Has On A Child's Physical, Mental, Social, and Academic Health.

Episode 41: How Parents, Teachers & Therapists Can Balance the Use of Technology with Sensory and Developmental Activities.

Tune into The Sensory Show with Kelli Arnone here.
In the News

Game Addiction: Real Threat or Media Hype?Are videogames more addictive and dangerous than other forms of media?
Cris Rowan interviewed by Nicole Tanner, Sept. 28, 2009.
Click here to read the article.

Out of the mouths of babes: Let's try using the Feingold Program to help children who are challenged by Sensory Processing Disorder

An article written for Pure Facts, Newsletter of the Feingold Associations of the United States, October 2009 issue  by Ida Zelaya, teacher and sensory advocate, who is CEO of, as well as is a guest host on a radio show
Click here to read the article.

Author talking about early childhood development
Speaker and author Cris Rowan will speak at a workshop in the Comox Valley October 3, '09 regarding with critical factors for early child development.
Click here to read the article.

New study indicates that use of a cell phone for greater than 10 years doubles the users risk of brain cancer.

Click here to read the study.

The War on Kids - Trailer
This controversial film raises questions regarding increasing measures taken by the education system to control children with behavior problems.
Watch the trailer here.

Little Helpers in 2024
An article, by Lawrence Diller, M.D. that's been published in September, 2009 issue of Communique, which is the monthly newsletter of the National Association of School Psychologists, regarding the use of psychotropic medication to enhance academic performance.
Read the article here.

Foundation Series Workshops

Upcoming Webinars

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

October 7, 2009 - Harnessing Energy - Register Now!
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.

To request a private online presentation for your organization, please contact Amy Dickson at or 1-888-896-6346.
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

Click here for application information.
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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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