presented by Stacey Dusing
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Stacey Dusing, PT, PhD, PCS
Dr. Dusing is a board certified pediatric physical therapy specialist with over 15 years of clinical and research experience with infants and children. Dr. Dusing is currently associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University where she directs the Motor Development Laboratory. Her research focuses on postural control, reaching development and…Read full bio
1. Background on Postural Control
This chapter will start with an overview of postural control terminology. Next we will review the historical assessment of postural control.
2. Perception Action and the Role of Experience in Postural Control
This chapter will present the theoretical background for the impact of the environment on postural control. Perception action theory will be interpreted and linked to the typical variability seen in infant development.
3. Development of Variable and Adaptive Postural Control
This chapter will introduce the concepts of postural statistical variability and postural complexity as important factor in development. In addition, the role of postural adaptability will be highlighted. Comparisons of development of variable and adaptive postural control in child who are typically developing and those with motor delays will be included.
4. Postural Control: Implication for Assessment
This chapter will discuss the implications of variable and adaptive postural control on clinical assessment of infants.