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Tracy Markle and her colleagues provide specialized presentations and workshops based on the group’s needs. They have presented to medical and dentistry groups, private and public schools, colleges, as well as at therapeutic and academic conferences. The presentations and workshops focus on all ages groups and their particular problem areas and needs. For medical and mental health professionals our presentations and workshops provide examples of how Internet and video game addiction can be recognized in clinical practice. They present scientifically based and updated information about validated treatments and also explain how behavioral intervention and treatments are set up for children, teens, and young adults.Request a workshop or Lecture
Usually arrangements for presentations are booked at least three to six months in advance.
Tracy Markle is one of twenty experts from around the globe who contributed to the first of its kind clinician’s handbook called, “Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescent; Risk Factors, Assessment, and Treatment”. She shares how she utilizes the community based approach she developed called, Family Integrated Treatment Social Connection ~ Internet Addiction (FITSC-IA®) ™ to treat Internet addiction in adolescents and young adults.
“This is the first book to thoroughly examine how early and easy access to the Internet and digital technologies impacts children and adolescents. Experts in the field examine the research that shows the social, cognitive, developmental, and academic problems that can result when children spend excessive time in front of screens. As a whole, the book provides an invaluable resource for those who need to assess, treat, and prevent Internet addiction in children and adolescents.” (Springer Publishing Company)
A growing trend of giving children one-to-one devices such as Chrome-books, laptops, virtual reality headsets, and iPads at school is increasing the amount of screen time our children experience daily. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, today’s children are spending an average of SEVEN hours per day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, cell or “smart” phones and other electronic devices. Screen use and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from these devices has been associated with myriad health risks including myopia, retinal damage, sleeplessness, addiction and behavioral issues to name a few. The use of screens in schools also brings with it information sharing and privacy issues associated with online curricula, online assessments, and student data collection.
Interview with Tracy Markle about how technology overuse affects us and the benefits of a digital detox. To learn more read, “Digital Detox: How our love affair with our screens can harm us- and how to break free”; Summer 2018.
Tracy Markle discusses screen time in schools with Boulder’s local radio station. Listen below:
Tracy Markle was interviewed by Hannah Leigh Meyers for “The Pause Your Life Podcast”. The podcast is called, “Lifestyle Burnout and Escape Route”. Tracy speaks to how smartphones impact us, both emotionally and cognitively, as well as our ability to manage stress effectively.
“Boulder parents wrestle with when to give kids cellphones in digital age”, Dr. Brett Kennedy and Tracy Markle share their clinical impressions and recommendations about how to approach introducing smart phones in to your child’s life.
In 2015, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development, brought 200 of the most experienced researchers, scientists, and clinicians at the intersection of digital media and child development for a seminal three-day interdisciplinary, first of its kind conference, to address key questions. Workgroups were created with the goal of addressing these 3 critical questions:
- How is digital media enhancing and/or impairing children’s ability to live happy, healthy, and productive lives?
- How are years of electronically mediated interactions shaping children’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development?
- What should we do about it?
The Online and Gaming addiction workgroup, which included DTEC’s founder and co-director, Tracy Markle, researched Internet gaming addiction in children and adolescents. As a result, “Internet Gaming Disorder in Children and Adolescents” was created and then published in the November 2017 special supplement of Pediatrics, “Children, Adolescents and Screens: What We Know and What We Need To Learn”. This paper identifies current research, prioritizes a research agenda and provides recommendations for parents and professionals.
Alongside this white paper, an additional 21 were published, as well. Read more here.