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Motor Assessment of the Developing Infant
Martha C. Piper and Johanna Darrah
Presents theories of infant motor development and discusses the unique challenges involved in the assessment of the motor skills of developing infants as compared to that of adults. Provides step-by-step instruction for using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)--a new scale that measures infant motor development. Features a review of the major theories of motor development, line drawings and photographs of each movement skill, and a percentile graph enabling the user to plot and infant's score and derive a visual estimate of his/her percentile ranking.
By Martha C. Piper, PhD, Vice-President (Research), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Johanna Darrah, MSc, PT, Joint Appointment, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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