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Mobile Health Apps for Kids: Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st Century

If you spend any time with children you know how easy it is for them to adapt to new technology. Have you noticed toddlers trying to swipe the TV screen? How about asking you to “pause” a conversation? It’s no wonder that parents are turning to mobile devices to help supplement educational needs. Just as Sesame Street helped Generation X learn the alphabet and numbers, now Sesame Street apps are helping kids today .

T2 How-to: Using Mobile Apps in Behavioral Health Practice – T2 Mood Tracker

T2 Mood Tracker

Here at T2 we’re working on helping those who work directly with patients make better use of our mobile applications. A few weeks ago, Dr. Christina Armstrong spoke about some general tips on using mobile apps in behavioral health treatment  (if you haven’t read it, it’s a great place to start).

Clinician Resistance to Technology in Behavioral Health Therapy

Behavioral health clinicians may be hesitant to introduce technological options into therapy for many reasons. They may connect the use of some new technology, like mobile apps, solely with entertainment purposes such as games (e.g., Angry Birds). They may fear that the addition of a technology may interfere with the building of rapport with their patients. However, the barrier may also lie in a discomfort with how the adoption of a new technology may disrupt the traditional model of therapeutic interaction.

Big Data, Fruit Baskets, Androids and mHealth

When our mHealth program director began talking about “Big Data”, I have to admit the first thing that came to mind was an enormous, gold-skinned android (you other Star Trek geeks understand this). As it turns out, he was actually talking about the challenges presented in capturing, storing, managing and analyzing large data sets. Really, really, really large data sets. Big Data refers to data sets that reach into the hundreds of terabytes or petabyte range and are often made up of a wide variety of data types.

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