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Does playing video games enhance fine motor skills in children? “No” says a pediatric occupational therapist

As a child development specialist, a frequent question asked by parents, educators, and therapists is “Do video games improve fine motor skills”? Concerns continue regarding long durations children are spending using various technologies, and creating the need to justify high usage rates in homes, schools, and clinical settings is on the rise. Because video games […]

Ten red flags that indicate your child is using too much technology

Includes ten Tech Tips for improved family connection, health and wellness. When working with children with problematic behaviours, at times it’s difficult to determine what is causing the issue, and often it’s never one thing! This article is designed to help parents, teachers and health professionals understand which child issues might be associated with technology […]

Brain Drain – How technology disrupts early brain development

A common belief by today’s parents is that early use of technology by young children is harmless, and might even prove beneficial to their developing brains. Promises of improved cognition, eye/hand coordination, visual motor control, reaction time, and even foundation skills for future surgeon occupations are touted by digital media designers. Parents repeatedly report that […]

Statement on Mass Shootings

Read how exposure to violent media content can be linked to rise in mass shootings. An unanswered question for the 21st century is to what extent does overexposure to violent media content, especially at a young age, have on subsequent acts of violence. With rise in video gaming, prolific research is documenting concomitant rise in violence and aggression. […]