ERIC Number: EJ652598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Can Cultural Behavior Have a Negative Impact on the Development of Visual Integration Pathways?
Pretorius, E.; Naude, H.; van Vuuren, C. J.
Early Child Development and Care, v172 n2 p173-81 Apr 2002
Contends that cultural practices such as carrying the baby on the mother's back for prolonged periods can impact negatively on development of visual integration during the sensorimotor stage pathways by preventing adequate or enough crawling. Maintains that crawling is essential for cross- modality integration and that higher mental functions may suffer. Proposes practical assessment devices. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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