CBC News: Spinner Tools

CBC News: Spinner Tools

Are spinner tools a useful concentration tool or a bad distraction? These hot new toys could be good for some, not for others. “Dr. Shanker cautioned that for as many children who find the spinner soothing, an equal number may become agitated or more wound up....
CBC Radio One: Neuron Therapy

CBC Radio One: Neuron Therapy

Dr. Shanker discusses self-regulation on CBC Radio One’s IDEAS with producer Mary O’Connell. “Self-regulation is sweeping through the worlds of neurobiology and neuroscience. Managing one’s internal life is being taught to victims of trauma, anorexia and depression....
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