Concepts in motor control and development

Building the case for a principled, systematic and structured approach to early intervention


Highlighted this week 

Prone development

Why do so many infants fail to learn to crawl?  A question in search of an answer.

Development in prone - weekly series 

This week   The journey from 7-14 weeks 
A series of 5 short clips showing the development of increasing levels of trunk stability and how trunk extension precedes the ability to take weight on the arms. 

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Toddler Training: Climbing into a box

Climbing into an empty cardboard box requires careful planning to get the legs lifted high enough to clear the rim of the box, while at the same tome maintaining balance. Read more 

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A principled, systematic and structured approach to early intervention

Building the case for a principled approach to EI
Four principles we can all agree on, and one important idea that is often neglected


Notes on theory 
Affordances 
Postural sway as exploratory behavior  
Concept of savings and priors  
A guide to infant object exploration 
From exploration to task oriented action 

For subscribers From theory to practice 

Infants and toddlers 
Hand tasks 
Shaking toys: exploring the boundaries of rapid repeated actions 
Young children 
Crossing the midline - a matter of trunk stability and motor planning
Bilateral coordination 
Planning for end state comfort 
Looking ahead: visual pickup for planning a walking path
Cutting with scissors 
Putting on socks