Reconnect Webinars

Child Development Webinars

Addressing the effects of technology on child development

The following six Child Development Webinars address a growing concern regarding the impact of advancing screen technology on developing neurological systems and details the science behind the need for all human beings to move, touch, connect and be in nature. These webinars profile sensory, motor and attachment development and impact of screens on child behavior, attention and ability to learn. Research referenced, evidence based and strategy focused, the CD Webinars offer a variety of innovative, practical tools and techniques to improve physical, mental, social and cognitive well being and performance.

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AOTA-Approved Provider Program
Reconnect Webinars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development approval #6106.

These webinars are offered at 3.5 CEUs at intermediate education level for OT service delivery,
professional issues and foundational knowledge categories.

Child Development Webinars

Six Child Development Webinars
for Education and Health Professionals,
3-hour duration

Sensory Processing


Harnessing Energy

Sensory tools and techniques for responsible learning.

Motor Development


Back to Basics – Printing

The forgotten foundation for literacy.

Attachment and Addictions

Attachment and Addictions

A Cracked Foundation

How virtual parenting is destroying children.


Mixed Signals

Connection to technology is disconnecting child development and learning.
Attention and Learning

Attention and

Why Can’t Children Sit Still

Using movement and nature to enhance attention and learning.


Diminishing Returns

Increasing profits in the classroom.

Child Development Webinars have American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)- Approved Provider Status offering Continuing Education Units upon completion. Child Development Webinars are designed to be introductory level for parents, intermediate for teachers and advanced for clinicians, with course content including the following AOTA Classification Codes for Continuing Education Activities: performance skills, areas of occupation, evaluation, intervention and outcomes.

2019 APP Renewal Certificate - Zone'in Programs Inc.
"I am a retired Special Education Teacher who worked with Cris for 25 years. Her of knowledge of childhood development, effective strategies, along with her common sense approach to managing attention and behaviour, will improve learning in any classroom. "
Terry Milos
Lake Havasu Arizona

Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT

An outspoken critic on the impact of technology on human development, behavior, and productivity

Webinar creator Cris Rowan, is passionate about changing the ways in which humans use and interact with technology. Cris has developed a concept termed Balanced Technology Management (BTM) where humans strive to manage balance between healthy activity and technology.

She works globally and locally and has cross culture relevance from indigenous and developing communities. Cris is a visionary, who clearly sees that the ways in which humans are using technology are not sustainable, and the time to act is now. Activist, advocate, author, and prolific speaker, Cris helps people move from the virtual, back into the real world.

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