Insights from Cris Rowan, Child Development Expert

Insights from Cris Rowan,
Child Development Expert

Insights from
Cris Rowan,
Child Development Expert

Children are the future of our planet, yet the ways in which we are raising and educating children with technology are no longer sustainable. Sedentary, overstimulated, isolated and neglected, today’s child has an alarming increase in attachment and developmental disorders. We have unconsciously created a virtual reality that children now call “home”, a reality devoid of critical factors for growth and success: movement, touch, human connection and nature. 

Now is the time to plant the seed for children to grow and learn in new and conscious ways. Moving Beyond the Screen requires team strategies which are research evidenced. Join Moving to Learn on this epic journey in creating sustainable futures for all children.

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Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT

An outspoken critic on the impact of technology on human development, behavior, and productivity

Cris Rowan, biologist with 35 years experience as a pediatric occupational therapist is passionate about changing the ways in which humans use and interact with technology. Cris has developed a concept termed Balanced Technology Management (BTM) where humans strive to manage balance between healthy activity and technology.

She works globally and locally and has cross culture relevance from indigenous and developing communities. Cris is a visionary, who clearly sees that the ways in which humans are using technology are not sustainable, and the time to act is now. Activist, advocate, author, and prolific speaker, Cris helps people move from the virtual, back into the real world.

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