After reading the chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions. These are some of the key issues in the chapter, however, remember that while these are the key issues, they do not address every single issue.
What are cephalocaudal and proximodistal patterns?
Describe the changes in height and weight that take place in infancy.
Explain key features of the brain and its development in infancy.
What changes occur in sleep during infancy?
Discuss infants' nutritional needs.
When should toilet training be instituted?
List and describe some reflexes that infants have.
Discuss how gross and fine motor skills develop in infancy.
What is dynamic systems theory?
Contrast sensation and perception.
What is the ecological view of perception?
Elaborate on the development of visual perception in infancy.
Discuss how hearing, touch and pain, smell, and taste develop in infancy.
What is intermodal perception?
Elaborate on how perceptual-motor development is coupled and unified.