“The Neurological Impact of Screen Exposure on Children and Adolescents,” Aimee F. Luat, MD., Pediatric Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Birmingham Maple Clinic Therapists attended a morning presentation to review the studies and findings identifying both positive and negative effects of digital screen exposure on children and teens. While there is some evidence that learning-based programming in small amounts may contribute positively to language development and increased processing speed, overall, the implications for longer screen time and random content of screen gaming and programming can have serious negative effects.
Cognitive development, language development, attention, learning and sleep have been shown to be affected by unrestricted screen time, as well as increased levels of headache and seizures.
Content and time spent on screen based activities are major contributing factors.