Jane Brody's recent New York Times' article set off a firestorm of comments. Many of those commenting said they see for themselves children's unnatural attachment to digital devices. However, others questioned the addictive potential of technology, asking "Where's the research?" Here, I'll explain the science and tragedy of child tech addiction.
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time to recognize the accomplishments of people with Down syndrome and advocate for better resources, services, and research. And so the timing of Jane Brody's lazy and poorly researched piece on "Breakthroughs in Prenatal Screening" was particularly unfortunate.