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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