Childhood Development, Technology, Video Games

Speech delay and autistic symptoms are reduced when digital media is removed

Speech therapists and autism interventionists are discovering that removal of digital media from young children with speech delay or autistic symptoms changes their developmental trajectory. Bottom line up front is that digital media exposure too early in kids damages language development and may even cause autistic symptoms.

Childhood Development, Internet Gaming Disorder & Addiction, Video Games

Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

Allow kids to play age appropriate video games! If you’re a parent and enjoy violent games, play on “your time”… not theirs!

Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Focusing “addictive personality” to Win!

Successful people move forward, in failure and success. Go live out your dream and make your ideas into reality! For us who suffer from an “addictive personality”, which I refer to as the “go-getter trait” when discussing this with my medical colleagues. The “addictive personality”/”go-getter” trait run about 1 in 11 people. I truly believe […]

Childhood Development, Technology, Video Games

Does your child pick candy over veggies?! Beware giving them digital devices too early.

Cris Rowan, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, published an article titled: “Ten reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of 12” http://movingtolearn.ca/2014/ten-reasons-why-hand-held-devices-should-be-banned-for-children-under-the-age-of-12/ She received a lot of push-back. Here is my response: The problem lies in children who cannot make wise decisions due to the fact that their frontal lobes are not […]

Childhood Development, Speaking Engagements, Technology, Time Management, Video Games

Kids’ Brains, Video Games, & Brain Development Talk at Coronado SAFE (Student And Family Enrichment)

Presented by Andrew Doan MD PhD

Childhood Development, Speaking Engagements, Technology, Time Management, Video Games

“Programming” Healthy Minds in Digital Age – Rancho Christian Schools Chapel Dec 2013

Presented by Julie Doan RN and Andrew Doan MD PhD

Childhood Development, Speaking Engagements, Technology, Time Management, Video Games

What is technology doing to your kids’ brains? Covenant Day School – Matthews NC Nov 2013

Melanie Hempe RN, Dawn Poulterer MA and Andrew Doan MD PhD present in Matthews NC.

Childhood Development, Speaking Engagements, Video Games

Dr. Doan’s Presentation to Christian Ophthalmology Society

Here is Dr. Doan’s story about addiction and recovery at the Christian Ophthalmology Society. Please partner with us by getting us into your communities, church, and schools as a speaker to help spread the word about the dangerous of gaming and technology addiction in our families. God Bless you, Andrew Doan, MD PhD