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How screen media harm babies, with guest Danielle Hoose, DPT, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Infants need human interaction for healthy development

Infant development can suffer when family members are paying attention to a cellphone, TV or computer, explains Danielle Hoose, DPT, echoing the advice of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization. Hoose, fellow physical therapists and nurses researched this topic in a paper published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. She discusses the team's findings and how new parents are not advised about how their screen behavior might affect their child. Hoose is a pediatric clinical specialist and part of the voluntary clinical faculty in Upstate’s department of physical therapy education.