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.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Motor Development
Chapter 2: Biological Influences on Developmental Change
Chapter 3: Developmental Models and Theories, Motor Control and Development Theories:
Chapter 4: Early Movement Development: Birth to 24 Months
Chapter 5: Motor Development of Young Children: Two to Seven Years of Age
Chapter 6: A Movement Development of Young Children; Seven Years of Age through Puberty
Chapter 7: Cerebral Palsy: The Condition
Chapter 8: Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
Chapter 9: Children with Intellectual Disability
Chapter 10: Motor Development in Children with Other Developmental Disorders
Chapter 11: Children with Visual Impairment
Chapter 12: Assessment and Intervention for Children with Movement Difficulties
Chapter 13: Perspectives on Development: Typical and Atypical