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Sensorimotor organization in reach and prehension: a development model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  63975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A model is presented to depict the organization of the reflex, visual, voluntary motor, and perceptual-cognitive systems in the development of reach and prehension during the first year of life. Five components of hand skills are identified based upon a review of infant scales and observational studies, and the sequential occurrence of behaviors leading to the development of these components is graphically presented. These sequences are juxtaposed to enable the reader to view the temporal relationship of the systems at various stages in the development of reach and prehension in the infant. Items in the models are operationally defined. An explanation is included to clarify the nature and the sequence of events involved in the culmination of mature hand skills. The model should be useful in the identification, analysis, and remediation of deficits in reach and prehension often noted in children with developmental disabilities.
Authors:
J E Ammon; M E Etzel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0031-9023     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-24     Completed Date:  1977-02-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0022623     Medline TA:  Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child Development*
Developmental Disabilities / rehabilitation
Hand / physiology*
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Models, Biological*
Motor Skills*
Reflex*
Visual Perception

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