This book provides an overview of human development and includes the relationship between motor development and cognitive and social development. It explores factors affecting development, including effects of early stimulation and deprivation. The book addresses assessment in motor development.
Part I: An Overview of Development 1. Introduction to Motor Development 2. Cognitive and Motor Development 3. Social and Motor Development Part II: Factors that Affect Development 4. Prenatal Development Factors 5. Effects of Early Stimulation and Deprivation Part III: Physical Changes Across the Lifespan 6. Growth and Maturation 7. Physiological Changes: Health-Related Physical Fitness 8. Movement and the Changing Senses Part IV: Movement Across the Lifespan 9. Infant Reflexes and Stereotypies 10. Voluntary Movements of Infancy 11. Fine Motor Development 12. Fundamental Locomotion Skills of Childhood 13. Fundamental Object-Control Skills of Childhood 14. Youth Sports 15. Movement in Adulthood Part V: Assessing Motor Development 16. Assessment