Private On-line Workshops

Are you interested in having Cris Rowan attend your meeting, but feel she will not be able to travel to your community?

Cris Rowan

Cris Rowan is now offering On-line Workshops where she is able to present a workshop or facilitate a discussion with your group, in your community via Skype at a mutually convenient time. All workshops and discussions are research referenced, not opinion focused.

Rates are $500 per hour.

Topics Cris can discuss in an on-line session:

  • Technology and the Developing Brain – Children are born with a full complement of neurons. The job of the brain from birth to death, is to prune 2/3 of neurons in accordance to environmental stimuli. Children who use over 2 hours per day of fast paced, violent media content, are pruning neuronal tracks to their frontal lobes.
  • 4 Critical Factors for Development – Children require lots of movement, touch, human connection, and access to nature, in order to optimize development and learning. Technology use is sedentary, isolating, overstimulating, and denotes neglect.
  • The Learning Paradox – The more children use ‘education’ technology, the less likely they are to learn. Schools need to ensure basic foundation skills are intact for attaining literacy, prior to use of technology in school settings.
  • Moving to Learn – Research indicates movement and nature enhance attention and learning. Stimulation to a child’s developing vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile and attachment systems, optimize academic performance.
  • Disconnect to Reconnect – As parents and teachers attach more and more to devices, they are detaching from children. In the absence of the attentive adult, detached children are forming unhealthy attachment (and addiction) to devices.
  • Unplug – Don’t Drug – Prior to diagnosing and treating problematic child behaviors, as a first line intervention, health professionals should perform mandatory technology usage screens, and provide technology management strategies to parents.
  • Media Violence and Child Aggression – As entertainment technologies escalate sexual and physical violence content, aggression in children becomes normalized. The younger the exposure to video games and pornography, the more hardwired the brain becomes for aggression and perversion.
  • Trafficking, ISUS, Abduction – Whenever a child is online and unsupervised, they are at risk for predation. Pimps, terrorists, and pedophiles are accessing child profiles through Facebook, Minecraft, World of Warcraft, MeChat etc. Online tracking apps are helpful. Restricting device use may be eminent.
  • Go Wired – Radiation from wireless devices has been categorized by WHO as a Group 2B carcinogen. Children’s body/brain is more aqueous, and skull thinner, thus absorbing more radiation than adults. Children’s cell turnover is faster than adults. Precautionary measures to protect children from long term effects of wireless radiation are imperative.

For researched referenced Fact Sheet click here.

Contact us at Zone’in for more information 1-888-8zonein or info@zonein.ca

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“I was worried about using so much technology when teaching students, but didn’t kow how or where to draw the line. No one has ever put all the pieces of the puzzle together, and offered so much in the way of alternatives as this course. Thank you Cris!” Saskatoon principal

“I’ve been off work on mat leaves, and signed up for your course as a paeds refresher. I had no idea I’d be attending the best course of my career! All the research, handouts, and Zone’in techniques will vastly enhance the ways in which I understand and work with my clients”. Edmonton paediatric occupational therapist

“This course has exemplified what I’ve always known, but seem to have forgotten. Children need to move to get in the zone to learn, we have to teach them to print, and we should unplug the Smartboards and do what we know how to do best…teach! Love all the handouts!!!” Surrey teacher

“Thank you so much for bringing this information to our community. It was very hard to hear what you had to say, but I’m glad I came, because I’ve been worried about my son and his video game use for some time. I’m going to go home and like you said, have a family meeting. Thank you for saying everything you did!” Richmond parent

A Pediatric Occupational Therapist, author, speaker and champion of easing the job of learning for all children.
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