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Toddler sleep problems

Hi Sherrie,

I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and sensory specialist with expertise on the impact of technology on child development, and would like to comment on toddlers and sleep problems.

There is mounting research showing negative effects of technology use (by both parents and toddlers) on toddlers ability to get to sleep, sustain sleep periods, and not wake through the night (one study attached).

The reason technology use is so disruptive to toddlers is that it “wakes up” the areas of the brain that need to start calming to go to sleep. Please let me know if you would like to do an interview, or send me additional questions.

Have a GREAT day!

Sincerely,

Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT, Approved Provider AOTA
CEO Zone’in Programs Inc.
6840 Seaview Rd.
Sechelt, BC V0N3A
604-885-0986 office, 604-885-0389 fax
email crowan@zonein.ca
website www.zonein.ca