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29 Cards in this Set

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fatty substance around neurons that transmits nerve impulses
dynamic systems
developmental change is nonlinear and discontinuous
factors affecting probability of self-regulatory process
-duration of deprivation
-severity of deprivation
-age of the child
-level of motivation to make improvements
sensitive period
a time frame or a window of opportunity when the learning of specific new skills is easier and quicker
the coordinated interaction of opposing muscle and sensory systems
explanatory devpt
to know what causes changes to occur
progression from the gross globular (overall) movement patterns to the more refined and functional movements
a change in functional capability
transactional model of devpt
the task, the individual, and th environment interact with eachother and have the potential to modify eachother to gain motor control and movement competence
humans strive for motor control and movement competence
self-regulatory growth
tendency to catch-up with one's age-mates upon recovery from an illness
lifestyle factors
(secular trends)
children are taller and heavier, and matured at an earlier age compared to earlier generations
vitamin deficiences
vitamin D- Rickets
vitamin c- Scurvy
lack of protein- Kwashiorkor
bones hardening
factors of growth retardation (3)
-time of onset of undernourishment
later childhood (8-12yrs)
slow increase in height and weight with more organization of sensory and motor systems
hyper- muscle increase in size
atro- muscle decrease in size
motor development
progressive change in movement behavior throughout the life cycle
nonlinear/discontinuous process
individual change is not smooth and hierarchial and doesn't involve moving toward higher levels of complexity
average height/weight gain
height- 2" per year
weight- 5 lb. per year
early childhood (3-8yrs)
-boys and girls same muscle and bone mass
descriptive devpt
what children are typically like during particular age periods
otitis media
inflammation of the inner ear
developmental variability
age variations in the rate of movement skill acquisition
physical growth
increases in structure size in height, weight, and muscle mass
cepha- head to feet devpt
proxi- center to distant
developmental sequence
the orderly, predictable sequence of motor control
factors affecting growth (4)
conditions within both the individual and the environment that make a task easy for the child to master