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Touch o Oral exploration dominates the first few months o Manual control facilitates visual exploration Intermodal perception o Infants are able to combine information from two or more senses At about 4 months can integrate speaking sounds with a picture of moving lips Motor development o Reflexes – involuntary responses to external stimuli. Some are clearly adaptive, other are not o Permanent Withdrawal – absent where there is never damage Eye blink – protects from strong stimuli o Temporary – stroke the bottom of foot and toes should curl Babinski reflex – absent in defects of lower spine Moro reflex – absence indicates problems with central nervous system Should react to the sense of falling o Some practices accelerate motor development others retard motor development o Views of motor development Neurological maturation Dynamic-system approach Motor development as resulting from a confluence of neural mechanisms Crawling – variability in when and how they crawl
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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