9780078022494

Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078022494

  • ISBN10:

    0078022495

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/25/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Now in its Eighth Edition, this topically organized text provides a comprehensive introduction to lifespan motor development and includes the most current research findings available in the field. The text takes a lifespan approach to development, with thorough coverage of prenatal, childhood, adolescent, and adult development. Theoretical concepts are conveyed through language appropriate for undergraduate students. This is the only lifespan motor development text that presents both the component approach and the total body approach for analyzing the basic fundamental and object control skills of childhood.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT

1: Introduction to Motor Development

2: Cognitive and Motor Development

3: Social and Motor Development

4: Moral and Motor Development

PART II: FACTORS THAT AFFECT DEVELOPMENT

5: Prenatal Development Concerns

6: Effects of Early Stimulation and Deprivation

PART III: PHYSICAL CHANGES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

7: Growth and Maturation

8: Physiological Changes: Health-Related Physical Fitness

9: Movement and the Changing Senses

PART IV: MOVEMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

10: Infant Reflexes and Stereotypes

11: Voluntary Movements of Infancy

12: Fine Motor Development

13: Fundamental Locomotion Skills of Childhood

14: Fundamental Object-Control Skills of Childhood

15: Youth Sports

16: Development Motor Delays

17: Movement in Adulthood

PART V: ASSESSING MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTING A PROGRAM

18: Assessment

19: Planning and Conducting Developmental Movement Programs

Appendix A: Growth Charts: National Center for Health Statistics

Appendix B: Body Mass Index Table

Appendix C: Summary of the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health

Appendix D: Summary of the CDC's Guidelines for School and Community Programs Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity

Appendix E: Observation Plans

Appendix F: List of Web Sites

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