From spontaneous movement to the beginning of goal directed actions
Infants are born with a range of motor behaviors that allow them adapt to adapt to, and interact with, their ew environment.
Over the first three months the infants start to gain more control over the pattern and direction of the spontaneous movements that are present at birth as they start to perform more goal directed and intentional action.
New Notes on perceptual-motor development (Open Access)
Newborn Infant: 0-4 weeks PDF download
1-2 month period (5-12 weeks) PDF download
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New Development: month-by-month
Prone development Prone development
Head control Head control and pull-to-sit
Pull-to-sit Newborn to 5 months
Hand use Visual attention and hand use
Hand use and social communication Overview:neworn to 5 months 0-8 weeks: visual attention, reaching, grasping 0-8 weeks 10-12 weeks reaching and manipulation 14- 15 weeks hand function
Assessment of infant at 2 -3 months
A Pathways.org video Typical and atypical development at 2 months
Active mobilization Neck elongation to improve pull-to-sit performance