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Sustainable Children – Are they a blast from the past?

Over the past 30 years, I’ve had the unique opportunity as a pediatric occupational therapist to witness profound changes in children. I used to see kids with physical disabilities like cerebral palsy or Down’s Syndrome, but about 15 years ago the referrals changed to motor delays or sensory processing problems. Today my most frequent referrals […]

Unplug — Don’t Drug: A Critical Look at the Influence of Technology on Child Behavior With an Alternative Way of Responding Other Than Evaluation and Drugging

Working as a pediatric occupational therapist in school environments has provided me with a unique opportunity to observe an increasing phenomenon. Provision of adhd diagnoses and stimulant medication to children with attention deficit incidence is now 11%. Children who overuse and/or have probable addiction to entertainment technologies – specifically video game incidence, is also at […]

Balanced Technology Management – New paradigm shift toward managing balance between technology and healthy activities

For Parents, Teachers, Health Professionals, Governments, Researchers and Technology Production Corporations Children engage in an average of 7.5 hours and teens 9.0 hours per day of entertainment technologies (television, movies, video games, internet, tablets, cell phones), causing health impairments and delays in development adversely affecting student productivity in school (Kaiser Foundation 2010/15, Takeuchi 2016). 14.3% […]

Wireless Radiation in Schools – Fact Sheet and Directives

What is Wireless Radiation? All devices which operate using electricity emit radiation. Wired or corded devices have insulated cables, preventing leakage of radiation. Wireless devices, such as routers, cell phones and tablets, are not insulated. Wireless devices emit extremely low frequency, pulsating radiation (ELF). Early research investigated the thermal effects of ELF and determined ELF […]

Early Exposure to Media Violence

What you watch, is who you become Not a day goes by without hearing about acts of violence. Cyberbullying, rape, domestic violence, school shootings, gang shootings, mass murders…and we’re not talking about violence in war-torn countries half way around the globe, we’re talking about violence in North America. Recent media reports indicate that over the […]