Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Effect of Independent Robotic Mobility on Infant Cognitive Skills
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Effect of Independent Robotic Mobility on Infant Cognitive Skills
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505120. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3045
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505120. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3045
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Researchers hypothesize that independent mobility affects the development of cognitive function in infants and young children. In our experimental research, typically developing precrawling infants were randomly assigned to a robotic mobility or a nonmobile condition. Preliminary results showed that limited experience with independent mobility significantly impacted cognitive development in the mobility group, supporting the need for early mobility aids for infants with motor impairment.

Primary Author and Speaker: Carole Dennis

Contributing Authors: Nancy Rader, Sharon Stansfield, Hélène Larin, Judith Pena-Shaff