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How do object size and rigidity affect reaching and grasping in infants with Down syndrome?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20970958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Reaching and grasping skills have been described to emerge from a dynamic interaction between intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the interaction between such an intrinsic factor, Down syndrome, and extrinsic factors, such as different object properties. Seven infants with Down syndrome and seven infants with typical development were assessed at the ages of 4, 5 and 6 months. The findings showed that object size influenced the kinematics of reaching for the infants with Down syndrome and the grasping frequency for the typical infants. The object rigidity was shown to have a major influence on grasping frequency.
Ana Carolina de Campos; Kelly Regina Francisco; Geert J P Savelsbergh; Nelci Adriana Cicuto Ferreira Rocha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in developmental disabilities     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1873-3379     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Dev Disabil     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709782     Medline TA:  Res Dev Disabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Physiotherapy, Neuropediatrics Sector, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.
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