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Screen Time and the Developing Brain

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Lori Benson Adams, MEd


Screen Time and the Developing Brain

The recently updated screen time and media usage recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization show renewed concern and interest about the way technology affects the developing brain. This fast-paced, 1-hour course shares new research on the risks and benefits of screen time at different stages of development, its impact on motor and communication skills, and provides strategies to share with families about taming the technology challenges often faced in homes everywhere.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify age-specific recommendations, concerns, and benefits related to the development of motor, social, and speech and language skills.
  2. List possible increased risk factors for children with special needs and developmental delays.
  3. State two strategies to support therapists and parents in managing and maximizing appropriate screen time with their children.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, SLPs, other pediatric professionals, and parents
  • Course Instructor:  Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-1117912

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program

Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development #8215. PD activity approval ID# 08393. This distance learning, independent format is offered at 0.1 CEUs, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Sensational Brain speaker Lori Benson Adams, MEd, head shot

Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience with students who experience sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges. Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources. Additional information can be found at To view Lori’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Lori Benson Adams receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions and Learning Lotus.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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