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ERIC Number: ED118214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Early Cognitive Development of Pre-term and Full-term Infants: Component Structure of Sensorimotor and Developmental Examinations.
Kopp, C. B.; And Others
This paper reports a study which examined the relationships of various facets of sensorimotor performance to abilities measured by a developmental examination of a sample of full-term and pre-term infants nine months after expected term date. This study addressed three questions: (1) Are there differences in the sensorimotor development of term and pre-term infants? (2) Can the internal structure of the sensorimotor scales be determined by a single factor or by multiple factors? (3) Do sensorimotor scales provide an added dimension to the measurement of infant cognition above that provided by developmental assessment? Data analysis showed no pre-term and full-term differences in sensorimotor performance and provide support for the view that sensorimotor measures can be used as a method to explore the organization of infant thought and can supply information above that given by developmental evaluations if more than one indicator is used. The question of the relationship between mental and motor abilities is discussed in terms of inconclusive data obtained on gross motor abilities. (GO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Pediatrics.