According to the American Medical Association, too much screen time for children can lead to adverse effects, including poor sleep, delays in social and learning skills, obesity, and behavior problems. However, the pandemic has led to a 50-60% increase in children's screen time. This course provides updated information about children and screens, explains the reasons for increased referrals, and shares practical strategies for minimizing negative consequences of screen use.
Course created on February 15, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the pros and cons of screen time use in young children.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 2-3 key areas of development that are negatively impacted by excessive screen use.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least 2 strategies that help minimize negative consequences of excessive screen time.
|5-10 Minutes||Updated data and research|
|10-40 Minutes||Description of areas impacted by excessive screen time|
|40-55 Minutes||Strategies for overcoming negative behaviors associated with increased screen time|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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Angie Neal is the SLP Contact for the South Carolina State Department of Education, a member of ASHA's School Issues Advisory Board, a graduate of ASHA’s School-Based Leadership Development Program and a board member with the South Carolina branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
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