The 1-2 month period (5-12 weeks)

From spontaneous movement to the beginning of goal directed actions 
Over the 1-2 month period 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 actions.


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Notes on perceptual motor development 1-2 months (PDF)

PDF download and video clips 

Developmental sequences 

Supine development notes:    Supine 1-2 months    

Supine development guided observation     Supine at 5 weeks    Supine at 10 weeks

Prone development  Prone development 

Head control    Head control and pull-to-sit

Hand use   Visual attention and hand use 

Sitting    Sitting 0-7 weeks     Sitting at 10-12 weeks   

Hand use and social communication  0-8 weeks: visual attention, reaching, grasping 0-8 weeks    10-12 weeks reaching and manipulation   

Assessment of infant at 2 -3 months 

Assessment guides

1  Purpose and first impressions 
2   Assessment in supine 
3  Assessment in prone 
4  Pull-to-sit and sitting 

A video Typical and atypical development at 2 months

Active mobilization   Neck elongation to improve pull-to-sit performance