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Overview

This book is divided into Sections. Each Section is devoted to a particular theme in Motor Development and comprises two or more contributions. The order of presentation is largely fortuitous and does not reflect any value judgement on the part of the editors as to the importance of anyone theme in comparison to others addressed' in the book. This volume is to be seen as a companion volume to 'Motor Development in Children: Aspects of coordination and control' in which the more general issues in motor development presented during the Institute are published. Together, the two volumes provide both a general and a theme specific approach to this expanding field of knowledge. XI PREFACE Books and conferences, on what in North America is euphemistically termed motor development, have been few and far between in the past 25 years. This is not to say that the study of how children acquire and develop motor skills has not been a subject on which scientists have focused their attention. In the United States in the 1930's and 1940's, Bayley (1935) and Gesell and Amatruda (1947) described and scaled the rates at which young children acquired motor skills. In Europe, the development of childrens' motor behaviour was of theoretical interest to Piaget (1952).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789024733903
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/30/1986
  • Series: Nato Science Series D: (closed) , #35
  • Edition description: 1986
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Postural Control.- Postural Control and Development.- The Development of Proprioceptive Control.- Postural Control.- Section 2 Skill Development and Learning Disabilities.- Some Aspects of the Development of Motor Control in Down’s Syndrome.- The Trainability of Motor Processing Strategies with Developmentally Delayed Performers.- Motor Dysfunctions in Children. Towards a Process-Oriented Diagnosis.- Information Processing and Motivation as Determinants of Performance in Children with Learning Disabilities.- Development of Coordination and Control in the Mentally Handicapped.- Manual Language: Its Relevance to Communication Acquisition in Autistic Children.- Section 3 The Development of Fine Motor Skills.- The Formation of the Finger Grip during Prehension a Cortically-Mediated Visuo-Motor Pattern.- Handwriting Disturbances: Developmental Trends.- Section 4 Perceptual and Cognitive Control of Motor Behaviour.- Normal and Abnormal Repetitive Stereotyped Behaviours.- Inhibitory Mechanisms in Children’s Skill Development.- Sensory-Motor Control and Balance: A Behavioural Perspective.- Section 5 Posture and Locomotion.- From Stepping to Adaptive Walking: Modulations of an Automatism.- Developmental Changes in the Relative Timing of Locomotion.- Section 6 Cultural Influences.- Motor Development and Cultural Attitudes.- The Acquisition of an Everyday Technical Motor Skill: The Pounding of Cereals in Mali.- Section 7 Speech & Language.- Parallels between Motor and Language Development.- Lateralisation and Motor Development.- Author Index.

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