ERIC Number: ED229380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
Children's Changing Capacity to Process Information.
Woollacott, Marjorie H.
An understanding of the stages involved in children's development of sensory motor integration would aid in the creation of instructional strategies in physical education. These strategies would optimize both the child's physical coordination and creative development by increasing the correlation between the demands of a learning environment and the capacities of the child's nervous system. Aspects of the development of sensory motor integration are discussed as they apply to two areas of motor control: eye-hand coordination and balance control. Behavioral changes in each area that occur from the moment the child is born to the point at which the behavior matures are discussed, as are developmental changes within the nervous system which may underlie the changing behavioral patterns. Practical applications of these studies for sequencing the teaching of motor skills in young children are suggested. (JM)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Child Development, Developmental Stages, Early Experience, Elementary Education, Eye Hand Coordination, Motor Development, Motor Reactions, Object Manipulation, Physical Development, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Psychomotor Skills, Young Children
Microform Publications, College of Human Development and Performance, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1273 (Reprints available at cost).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Minneapolis, MN, April 7, 1983).