This is the third post in the series on development in supine. In this post you see two infants in supine: Max 12 weeks (A 6 weeks) and Will at 6 and 12 weeks (post full term).
The comparison between Max's abilities and those of of Will at 7 weeks (Max's CA) and 12 weeks (Max's age) provides insight into differences in development between preterm and TD infants.
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Max supine 12 weeks (CA 6 weeks)
In these two video clip you see Max (aged 12 weeks - CA 6 weeks) in supine.
There is a lot going on in these clips: take time to notice:
- Position of the head
- Movements of the UE
- Opening and closing of the fingers as well as exploratory contact between Max's hands and his clothing.
- Kicking actions
- Stability of the trunk
- Visual following (eye movements) with associated head movements.
- General movement - especially the quality of the fidgety movements.
Max supine - alone in the room
In this clip I have left the room. he is only wearing a diaper, so you clearly see his trunk shifts and breathing action.
Max supine - with Pam moving about the room
In this next clip, I am moving about the room and max shifts his attention between me and his hands which from time to time move into his visual field.
Will 7 weeks in supine
It is interesting to compare Will at 6 weeks (born at term) with Max at 6 weeks CA.
Will supine at 12 weeks
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