McKenna Pols, Hana Motoki, Sarah O'Hagen, Carole Dennis; Tots on Bots: Looking at Intentional Movement in Young Infants Using a Robotic Mobility Device. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311515318. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6044
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Date Presented 04/05/19
The purpose of this presentation is to present findings from a study of precrawling infants as they learned to drive a robotic mobility device, and to relate these findings to dynamic systems theory. Thelen (2005) argues that developmental change occurs with the organization of many individual elements within the infant and the environment. In this study, the infant’s intentional movement increased as nonintentional movement decreased over mobility sessions, demonstrating self-organization.
Primary Author and Speaker: McKenna Pols
Additional Authors and Speakers: Hana Motoki, Sarah O'Hagen, Carole Dennis
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