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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/17/10 Infancy: Physical Development
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/17/10 Dynamic Systems Theory
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11/17/10 Dynamic Systems Perspective Rather than strict cephalocaudal and proximodistal patterns, development depends on complex systems of action
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11/17/10 Dynamic Systems Perspective Elements of development 1. CNS development 2. Body’s movement capacity 3. Child’s goals 4. Environmental supports
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11/17/10 For example, grasping a toy 1. CNS development (processing area ready for walking?) 2. Body’s movement capacity (strong enough?) 3. Child’s goals (does the baby want the toy?) 4. Environmental supports (do the caregivers encourage reaching behaviors?)
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11/17/10 Gross and Motor Development in the First Two Years
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11/17/10 What Are Sensation and Perception? Sensation: occurs when information contacts sensory receptors – eyes, ears, tongue, nostrils, and skin Perception: interpretation of sensation
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/17/10 Studying Infant Perception Infants cannot talk – how do we study them?
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