The Digital Dilemma: How Screen Time Affects Early Child Development - July 31st, 5 pm CDT
When: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
at 5 pm Central Daylight Time
Registration Ends July 30th
Earn .3 ASHA CEUs during this 3 hour live webinar!
Each person who plans to view the webinar is expected to register and purchase their spot individually. If you would like to purchase multiple spots for your agency, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and email address of the other group members.
This course will examine the impact of screen time on early child development to guide pediatric therapists and educators as we live and work in the “digital age.” Infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children do not learn the same way that older children and adults learn. Yet, young children are spending more and more time in front of a screen and less time playing and interacting with others. It’s not just a matter of being “pro-technology” or “anti-technology,” but rather, what is appropriate and necessary for young children with developing brains and bodies. Participants will gain powerful evidence-based information regarding best practices for using technology in therapy and in the early childhood classroom as well as how to share information with parents regarding establishing healthy screen time habits at home.
- Describe how screen time can affect the development of language, play, and social skills.
- Summarize evidence-based recommendations for coaching families and caregivers on establishing healthy screen time habits.
- Apply evidence-based recommendations for using technology in therapy and in early childhood classrooms.
Minutes 1-2 Introduction
Minutes 3-15 Rise in screen time
Minutes 16-20 Early brain development
Minutes 21-25 Screen time recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Minutes 26-40 Displacement theory
Minutes 41-90 How screen time affects early play skills
Minutes 91-105 BREAK
Minutes 106-140 How screen time affects language development
Minutes 141-165 How screen time affects social-emotional development
Minutes 166-179 Developmentally appropriate uses of screen time in therapy and in the early childhood classroom
Minutes 180-185 Recent updates on screen time recommendations
Minutes 186-195 Q & A
Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1993 and her master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. Cari is a therapist, consultant, author and nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most…TALK! She works exclusively with young children, birth to age five, and their families and believes that early intervention is the key to future success. Cari’s son has autism spectrum disorder, apraxia, and sensory processing disorder. This allows her to engage audiences both as a professional and as a parent of a child with special needs. She has an energetic personality and this translates to a high-energy speaking style. Join Cari as she explores important issues for enhancing the development of young children…you’ll be glad you took the time!
Financial: Cari Ebert owns Summit Speech Therapy, LLC (dba Cari Ebert Seminars) and receives a salary. She receives royalties from cariebertseminars.com product sales. Ms. Ebert also receives compensation for presenting this course.
Nonfinancial: Cari Ebert has a son with autism and apraxia and shares personal experiences in her seminars.