By exploring the assessment, treatment and prevention of problem video gaming and other related digital addictions, this presentation discusses technophilia’s impact on children’s brain development. The presenter will note physiological, psychological and social consequences. Discussion will include insight on minimizing the negative impact our technophilic culture can have on children, as well as a review of managing and understanding assistive technologies in education
Learning Objective 1
• Recognize that problem video gaming as a preventable condition with physiological, social and psychological consequences.
Learning Objective 2
• Recognize that usage of electronic screens has, at best, a minimal supportive role and, at worst, a harmful role in healthy child development.
Learning Objective 3
• Understand challenges presented by a technophilic culture and its implications on development of healthy brains.