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Life span motor development / Kathleen M. Haywood, Nancy Getchell.

By: Haywood, Kathleen.
Contributor(s): Getchell, Nancy, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2005Edition: 4th ed.Description: xvii, 326 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).ISBN: 0736055746 (hbk.); 9780736055741 (hbk.).Subject(s): Motor ability in children | Motor abilityAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Life span motor development.DDC classification: 612.7/6 Other classification: ZX 7970
Contents:
pt. 1. Introduction to motor development -- Fundamental concepts -- Theoretical perspectives in motor development -- pt. 2. Physical growth and aging -- Physical growth, maturation, and aging -- Development and aging of body systems -- pt. 3. Development of motor skills across the life span -- Early motor development -- Development of human locomotion -- Development of ballistic skills -- Development of manipulative skills -- pt. 4. Perceptual-motor development -- Sensory-perceptual development -- Perception and action in development -- pt. 5. Functional constraints to motor development -- Social and cultural constraints in motor development -- Psychosocial constraints in motor development -- Knowledge as a functional constraint in motor development -- pt. 6. Interaction of exercise and structural constraints -- Development of cardiorespiratory endurance -- Development of strength and flexibility -- Development of body composition -- Interactions between individual, environmental, and task constraints.
Review: "Life Span Motor Development, Fourth Edition, brings readers up to date on the most recent research findings and continues to present topics from a unifying model of constraints approach. Students learn to improve their problem-solving ability by looking not only at the individual but also at environmental and task factors that may affect growth and motor development. In addition, a life span approach has been integrated throughout the text, illustrating the range of motor skills in humans ranging in age from infants to adults. It will help students meet the minimum competencies identified by AAHPERD's Motor Development Academy as they prepare for the Praxis exam for physical education."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-316) and index.

pt. 1. Introduction to motor development -- Fundamental concepts -- Theoretical perspectives in motor development -- pt. 2. Physical growth and aging -- Physical growth, maturation, and aging -- Development and aging of body systems -- pt. 3. Development of motor skills across the life span -- Early motor development -- Development of human locomotion -- Development of ballistic skills -- Development of manipulative skills -- pt. 4. Perceptual-motor development -- Sensory-perceptual development -- Perception and action in development -- pt. 5. Functional constraints to motor development -- Social and cultural constraints in motor development -- Psychosocial constraints in motor development -- Knowledge as a functional constraint in motor development -- pt. 6. Interaction of exercise and structural constraints -- Development of cardiorespiratory endurance -- Development of strength and flexibility -- Development of body composition -- Interactions between individual, environmental, and task constraints.

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"Life Span Motor Development, Fourth Edition, brings readers up to date on the most recent research findings and continues to present topics from a unifying model of constraints approach. Students learn to improve their problem-solving ability by looking not only at the individual but also at environmental and task factors that may affect growth and motor development. In addition, a life span approach has been integrated throughout the text, illustrating the range of motor skills in humans ranging in age from infants to adults. It will help students meet the minimum competencies identified by AAHPERD's Motor Development Academy as they prepare for the Praxis exam for physical education."--BOOK JACKET.

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This third edition of Life Span Motor Development, substantially rewritten since the second (1993) and with a larger format and new features, makes its information more accessible. Haywood and Getchell (both, Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis) have added important definitions in the margins and highlighted boxes that focus the reader on key points and questions. The authors take a theoretical perspective--dynamical systems--and attempt to follow it throughout the text. They focus on different forms of constraints: individual, task, and environmental. This aspect of dynamical systems is key and easily grasped by students. The years from infancy through adolescence remain the primary focus of this text; still wanting is a true life-span orientation that goes beyond merely a mention of the changes in motor behavior that occur through adulthood and aging. Unfortunately, the authors wait until the end to address applications of motor development; then, they devote merely five pages to it! This chapter, misplaced among others on physical fitness, fails to capture the importance of examining interactions among various factors. Although the final chapter detracts from its substance, this is an excellent text for all student levels and for professionals and practitioners in the field. K. Williams University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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