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Tue, 12 Sept



SNN Presents: Glued to the Screen?

Healthy device use habits in children with SEN. Tune in to learn parenting and educating wellbeing strategies for digital natives.

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SNN Presents: Glued to the Screen?
SNN Presents: Glued to the Screen?

Time & Location

12 Sept 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm



About the Event

Workshop Topics


*  How education, play, and technology are reshaping the way children learn and live

Managing the Spectrum of Boredom to Overstimulation

*  Today more than ever our overall wellness (quality of life) requires us to be mindful of rest, relaxation, boredom, and (over)stimulation

Brain Exercises vs Brain Games

*  How to better understand and choose play/learning digital resources

Behaviour Management with Devices

*  Establish age-based rules of engagement with devices to reduce stress, overstimulation and addiction/dependency risks

Future Learning Landscape: Collaborative Technology to Support Special Needs Children

*  Each year we learn more about the brain and technology and how to strengthen and enhance a child's developing brain

Our Presenter

Dr Mark L Gandolfi, PhD, MSc, MS, BSc

Executive Director, Centre for Stress Management (Hong Kong-Thailand)

Dr Mark has over 40 years of professional experience in healthcare leadership, as a university lecturer and a consultant on substance abuse/addiction disorders to the rehab community in Asia, as well as being a clinical psychologist for Hong Kong international school student and staff members. In addition, he is a wellness in-house provider for banks, law firms and Hong Kong businesses, and is a public speaker at Hong Kong schools and businesses, while also working closely with the Hong Kong medical community. He was educated in the United States with his doctorate and master's degrees in clinical psychology. He has completed advanced training courses from Harvard in sleep disorders and positive psychology, Yale University in Addiction Treatment and Parenting, University of Strathclyde in Caring for Vulnerable Children, University of York Digital Wellbeing and King's College Understanding ADHD, among others.


Royal College of Public Health (UK)

American College of Lifestyle Medicine (US)


American Psychological Association: Division of Clinical Psychology

British Psychological Society: Division of Neuropsychology / Division of Clinical Psychology

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