Sugden and Wade, leading authors in this area, comprehensively cover motor development and motor impairment, drawing on sources in medicine and health-related studies, motor learning and developmental psychology.
A theme that runs through the book is that movement outcomes are a complex transaction of child resources, the context in which movement takes place, and the manner in which tasks are presented.
The core themes of the book involve descriptions of motor development from conception through to emerging adulthood, explanations of motor development from differing theoretical, empirical, and experiential perspectives, and descriptions and explanations of atypical motor development when the resources of the child are limited in some way.
Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, paediatricians, teachers (physical education, early childhood development, elementary education), educational psychologists, kinesiology and sports scientists.
Clinics in Developmental Medicine
About the authors xii
1. An Introduction to Motor Development 1
2. Biological Influences on Developmental Change 15
3. Developmental Models and Theories 52
4. Early Movement Development: Birth to 24 Months 73
5. Motor Development of Young Children: 2 to 7 Years of Age 106
6. Movement Development of Young Children: 7 Years to Puberty 147
7. Cerebral Palsy 183
8. Developmental Coordination Disorder 221
9. Children with Intellectual Disability 266
10. Motor Development in Children with Other Developmental Disorders 284
11. Children with Visual Impairment 313
12. Assessment and Intervention for Children with Movement Difficulties 336
13. Perspectives on Typical and Atypical Development 369
'Typical and Atypical Motor Development will be a valuable addition to any library or collection; its target audience appears to be motor development researchers. I believe it is also a very useful text for adapted physical activity researchers, pediatric physical therapists, and occupational therapists; particularly graduate students in the field interested in the motor development of children with disabilities. In terms of its use in teaching, I would recommend it as a supplemental text for a graduate class or maybe for an upper level undergraduate class.'
Meghann Lloyd, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 2013