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Disembodied Electronic Spaces

Disembodied Electronic Spaces Discussing electronic technology in a book about the senses may seem counter-intuitive. However, today’s urban children are immersed in media that are altering their relationship to space in ways our species has never encountered before. A new spatial dimension has been introduced by our modern times. Electronic technologies have altered the nature … Continue reading


Books That Heal Kids

Books That Heal Kids. Books That Heal Kids. From the author: Welcome to my blog. I’ve been working as an elementary school counselor since I obtained my Master’s Degree in Education in 2005. Bibliotherapy has always been a passion of mine.  Over the years I have witnessed the healing power of books in childrens’ lives. When … Continue reading

News: Some Kids with Autism May Suffer from Cyber Addiction | Healing Thresholds

reblogged: News: Some Kids with Autism May Suffer from Cyber Addiction | Healing Thresholds. News: Some Kids with Autism May Suffer from Cyber Addiction Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 – 10:00 iPads and video interaction has provided a means for children with autism to communicate; it may also have provided addictive behavior. Christopher Mulligan founded … Continue reading

Autism Therapy: toy | Healing Thresholds

Reblogged via Autism Therapy: toy | Healing Thresholds. Generalized Effects of Video Modeling on Establishing Instructional Stimulus Control in Children with Autism Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, by Nikopoulos, CK, Canavan C., and Nikopoulou-Smyrni P., published in 2009, summarized Mar 2, 2010 Video modeling may be a useful tool for stopping problem behaviors as well … Continue reading

Interactive Nutrition Games for Kids

Interactive Nutrition Games for Kids Given the epidemic of childhood obesity and our fast-food culture, it is more important than ever to make sure that we are educating children about proper nutrition. A healthy, balanced diet is key to good fitness and health, for without the right combination of foods, our bodies, as well as … Continue reading

Kids’ Games from Nutrition Explorations

Little D’s Nutrition Expedition® nutrition program is designed for lower elementary students. Though students of all ages can enjoy playing Little D the Dragon’s games, they are designed to reinforce major objectives of this classroom program. These include identifying and classifying of foods into the Five Food Groups and identifying the health benefit of each … Continue reading

The Center on Media and Child Health

Welcome The Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to understanding and responding to the effects of media on the physical, mental, and social health of children through research, translation, and education. Learn more about the staff, mission and projects of … Continue reading

Raising “Media Healthy” Children | Psychology Today

Raising “Media Healthy” Children (Reblogged) Are you raising “media healthy” kids? Published on February 3, 2010 by Maureen Healy in Creative Development Just yesterday, a mother called me about her daughter Delia. Delia, age 8, was voted off of her classroom lunch table. Apparently all of her “friends” had been watching reality television shows and … Continue reading

Simon Penny: mind-body relationship in a mediated world

Simon Penny’s position in this article reminds me of trans-humanist philosophy positions. The crisis he articulates when he discussed our Cartesian approach to media has lead to the emergence of new ideas pertaining to mediated communication. My research is starting to see the coexistence of multiple philosophies in networks. The following diagram gives a sense … Continue reading

Media Detox

Media detox versus benefit Media diet The hard thing is to balance the use of media in the life of HSPs. On one hand I know me and one of my children need media to calm down and to stop thinking. On the other hand we are more suspectible to the material than others. Violent … Continue reading