What is Technology Wellness Center?
The Technology Wellness Center was founded by Dr. Melissa Westendorf to help parents who are concerned about the impact of technology on their families. Dr. Strohman and Dr. Westendorf are licensed clinical psychologists. They each hold law degrees. First and foremost they are dedicated moms.
Technology Addiction vs Technology Overuse
Although we might use the phrase “technology addiction” throughout our website, we prefer the phrase “technology overuse.” We don’t like to use the word “addiction” with children and adolescents because it has negative connotations that can become a label children carry with them into adulthood. And let’s face it, technology is an integral part of our lives. The term technology overuse is a better way to describe children who use various forms of technology to their detriment.
Assessment of Technology Addiction or Overuse
Technology overuse or abuse isn’t defined by only the hours that someone uses a cell phone, laptop, gaming device, computer, or tablet. How do you know if someone is overusing technology? Take the Technology Wellness Center’s online assessment to determine if your children are at risk. Once you’ve completed the assessment, we’ll tell you how to access resources to help you lower your children’s risks.