ADDICTED TO TECHNOLOGY:
EFFECTS OF I-TECH ON THE
BRAIN WEBINAR RECORDING
This two-event webinar series recordings (total of 2-hours of recordings), presented by Mari K. Swingle, Ph.D., examines the negative effects of digital technologies on the brains and behaviors of adults and children. The first webinar in the series focuses on Dr. Mari Swingle's presentation of her research results and the implications for adults. This first session sets up the second webinar's focus on children and the behavioral shift our society is and will experience. These presentations will help clinicians better understand how such i-Tech addictions may be contributing to the patient's presenting condition. This series is suitable for a wide range of clinicians, whether novice or advanced neurofeedback practitioners. Read below for the full webinar descriptions.
Part 1: i-Tech on the Brain: Review of Published Results & Effect on Adults
Our world is changing and so are we. This webinar explores some of the effects we are seeing on the brain and in behavior directly related to excessive applications of digital media otherwise known as i-tech. The webinar presents variations in the EEG, associated symptom clusters, as well as how and why individuals are drawn into excessive usage patterns in the first place. Lastly we will explore what clinicians can do to assist adult clients at risk, as well as those already fitting the IA or Internet Addiction profile.
This part 1 of the webinar series does pull heavily from published research results, which is necessary viewing material for the full appreciating of content presented in part 2.
Part 2: i-Tech on the Brain: Effects on Children & the Societal Shift
For adults over 40, problems do not stem from if they do or do not use digital technologies, but rather how and why they do or do not use them. It is arguably different for children. For those born directly into the digital world there appear to be substantial differences in cognitive, creative, and social-emotional development and related brain wave architecture associated with usage patterns. This webinar explores the current presenting differences, some of the suspected causes, as well as some of the first concrete changes emerging on the EEG. The webinar concludes with suggestions on how and when (and when not) to integrate the use of i-technology to ensure healthy development of children and youth.
Dr. Mari Swingle brings to the clinic extensive experience from both the world of Education and Clinical Psychology. Prior to the founding of Swingle Clinic, in 1997, Dr. Mari Swingle worked extensively in curriculum development, language learning, and the exploration of learning modalities to assist with accelerated as well as remedial learning. Currently she works with a wide range of neurophysiological ailments; her specialty lying with children and families experiencing behavioral and learning difficulties including but not limited to, dyslexia, processing, written output, speech and auditory disorders. Dr. Mari Swingle also frequently works with the dynamics that arise in families with a child experiencing learning and or behavioral challenges including parental fatigue, depression, anxiety, addictions, and couple/parental dynamics.
Note: All views expressed in the recording are solely those of the presenters and participants and not those of the BFE.