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Infant Motor Development


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März 2006

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Describes motor development during the first two years of a child's life, focusing mainly on the first year, during which the greatest changes occur in relation to the entire life span. This text is useful for students studying motor development and motor behaviour, and also for motor development, motor behaviour, and early childhood specialists.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part I: Foundations of Infant Motor Development; Chapter 1: Early Movement Capabilities: The Precursors of Motor Control; Chapter 2: Theoretical Approaches to Motor Development: Traditional and Current Chapter 3: The brain and motor control: Motor development and neural plasticity; Part II: The Development of Voluntary Movement Control; Chapter 4: Development of postural control: Stability, balance and orientation.; Chapter 5: Manual control: Development of reaching and grasping; Chapter 6: Locomotion: The development of creeping and walking; Part III: Assessment of Motor Ability In Infants; Chapter 7: Infant Motor Assessment: Choosing an appropriate test.; Chapter 8: Infant motor assessment: Neurobehavioral and other tests for the newborn.; Chapter 9: Infant motor assessment: Diagnostic and screening tests; Part IV: Motor Control and Developmental Disorders; Chapter 10: Motor development in preterm infants: A special case for assessment and intervention; Chapter 11: Cerebral Palsy: Research and intervention in infancy; Chapter 12 - Down Syndrome: Resarch and intervention in infancy.

Portrait

Jan Piek is an associate professor at the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. She has over fifteen years of experience in the research of infant motor development.

EAN: 9780736002264
ISBN: 073600226X
Untertitel: 62 black & white illustrations, 59 black & white halftones. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Human Kinetics Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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