Screen Time and the Impact on the Development of Young Children – Webinar
March 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MST
A recent meta-analysis found that there was an increase in screen time of 52% during the pandemic. As professionals treating young children for developmental delays, we are increasingly in the position of explaining to parents that too much screen time is detrimental to development. Although families are often given guidelines about limiting screen time, they are often lacking in information about why those guidelines were developed. Participants will learn how too much screen time affects developmental domains including speech and language, social-emotional, executive functioning, and cognitive skills. Attendees will also learnstrategies to share with parents on when and how it is appropriate to introduce screens to young children.
The content of this program is germane to children, students and clients ages 0-5.
- Technology’s impact on speech and language, social-emotional issues, executive functioning, and cognitive skills
- Analyze the research behind screen time recommendations for young children
- Discover resources and talking points to share with parents about the dangers of too much screen time
- Compare quality educational media and best practices for introducing digital educational content