hev 100 notes 6-8-07

hev 100 notes 6-8-07 - June 8, 2007 INFANT DEVELOPMENT...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
June 8, 2007 INFANT DEVELOPMENT PHYSICAL DOMAIN GROWTH TRENDS Different parts of the body grow at different rates; growth spurts don’t occur at the same times across body regions. This is called asynchronous growth. Examples: CEPHALOCAUDAL: MEANS HEAD (CEPH-) TO TAIL (CAUD-) Head grows faster than rest of body; moving down the body, each region less developed than the one above. PROXIMODISTAL: MEANS NEAR (PROX-) TO FAR (DISTAL). Outward. First trunk and internal organs, later on limbs, then hands and feet. REFLEXES: Automatic, unlearned responses to particular stimuli; look the same every time; must run their course without stopping. Types of reflexes Orienting (attending, turning toward…) o Flashlight in the face, they will follow with eyes or head Defensive (protective grasp, blink…) o If something goes near their hand, they will grasp VERY tightly Elementary Coordination for later voluntary action (stepping…) o While holding infant by torso and pressing its feet to floor, they will
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HEV 100 taught by Professor Payne during the Summer '07 term at Central Mich..

Page1 / 3

hev 100 notes 6-8-07 - June 8, 2007 INFANT DEVELOPMENT...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online