CH 5 part 1 motor development

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Motor Development Child Psychology Summer 2011
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Maturation and Motor Development Maturation— an orderly sequence of genetically  designed biological  growth patterns Timing may differ among individuals, but the  sequence of physical maturation is universal New behaviors are the result of many converging  factors:  The development of the nervous  system. The body’s physical properties and its possibilities  for movement. The goal the child is motivated to reach.
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Motor Development Reflexes : built-in  reactions to stimuli Some reflexes, such as coughing, blinking, and  yawning, persist and continue to be important  throughout life. Other reflexes disappear several months  following birth as the brain matures and  voluntary  control over many behaviors  develops.
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Motor Reflexes Infant Reflexes Inborn reflexes that aid survival, including the  rooting reflex that helps infants locate food Other Reflexes: Moro, grasping, stepping,  Babinski Rooting Babinski
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Infant Reflexes
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course PSYC, PSYC 2076, 2060 taught by Professor Briganti,gustan,perlis,namikas,wheeler during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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