ERIC Number: EJ904458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Towards Creation of a Unified View of the Neurodevelopment of the Infant
Lipkin, Paul H.
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v11 n1 p103-106 Feb 2005
During the twentieth century, study of the neurologic development of the fetus and infant has resulted in multiple neurodevelopmental assessments. They have been used both for determination of the integrity of the neonate as well as for assessment of the child's outcome from prenatal and neonatal medical interventions. These models of assessment have broadened our view and understanding of the development of functions such as movement, posture, attention, oromotor skills, and behavior. The link between these areas and the traditional areas of neurologic and psychiatric examination of older children and adults is explored through discussion of the maturation of movement, cranial nerve function, sensory, cognitive, and behavioral responses. Gaps in knowledge remain about the relationship between early neurodevelopmental assessments and later findings. A single unified means of examining the infant is also lacking.
Descriptors: Infants, Neurological Organization, Child Development, Holistic Approach, Early Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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