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Part I. What Is Motor Development? Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 1. Descriptive Perspectives Definition of Motor Development Study History of Motor Development in the United States Concept of Development Three Early Pioneers of Motor Development Stage Versus Age Physical Educators and Kinesiologists in the Field Legacies From the Descriptive Perspectives Specific Contributions of the Descriptive Perspectives Role of Description Within Motor Development Research Chapter 2. Perspectives on Perception and Action Indirect Perspective Direct Perspective A Resolution? Summary Chapter 3. Systems Perspective Model of Constraints Dynamic Systems Applying the Dynamic Systems Model to a Motor Development Problem Summary Chapter 4. Motor Development Research Approaches Research Designs Development Simulation Dependent Variables Anthropometric Measures Moving the Field Forward: Strong Inference Research Moving the Field Forward: Wohlwill's Developmental Research Schema Research Methods in Practice: Esther Thelen and Reflex Stepping Part II. What Perspectives Do Researchers Use to Study Motor Development? Contemporary Research Chapter 5. Development of Postural Control Theoretical Perspectives Early Development Rising to Stand Postural Control in Older Adulthood Summary Chapter 6. Development of Foot Locomotion Intertask Developmental Sequence Intratask Developmental Sequences Further Study Chapter 7. Development of Ballistic Skills Intertask Developmental Sequence Intratask Developmental Sequences Developmental Research Chapter 8. Development of Manipulative Skills Reaching and Grasping Interception Skills Summary Part III. How Do Practitioners Adopt a Developmental Perspective? Applying Research Chapter 9. Atypical Motor Development Identifying Atypical Development by Understanding Typical Development Motor Development That Is Not Average Combining Theory and Practice Summary Chapter 10. Advances in Interventions Interventions in Typically Developing Populations Interventions for Atypical Populations Interventions for Children With Disabilities Summary
Kathleen M. Haywood, PhD, is a professor and associate dean for graduate education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she researches life span motor development and teaches courses in motor behavior and development, sport psychology, and biomechanics. She earned her PhD in motor behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976. Haywood is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). She has served as president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and as chairperson of the Motor Development Academy of AAHPERD. Haywood is also a recipient of AAHPERD's Mabel Lee Award. Haywood is also the coauthor of the first, second, and third editions of Archery: Steps to Success and Teaching Archery: Steps to Success and coauthor of Life Span Motor Development, also published by Human Kinetics. She resides in Saint Charles, Missouri. In her free time she enjoys fitness training, tennis, and dog training. Mary Ann Roberton, PhD, is professor emeritus and past director of the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Roberton has been researching and writing about motor development for over 35 years and is well known for her study of developmental sequences in motor development and its application for physical education teachers and physical therapists. In addition to Advanced Analysis of Motor Development, Roberton has authored one scholarly book, several book chapters, numerous journal articles, and invited and refereed papers. In 2011 Roberton received the Hall of Fame Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. She is a fellow of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and was inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2003. A distinguished faculty member, Roberton was awarded the Faculty Mentor Award in 2000 from Bowling Green State University. Honoring her service to the university and the profession, the Mary Ann Roberton Outstanding Thesis Award and Mary Ann Roberton Outstanding Project Award were established in 1999 by the faculty of the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University. Roberton resides in Madison, Wisconsin. Retired since 2005, she remains active in research and scholarship. In her free time she enjoys swimming, cycling, and reading. Nancy Getchell, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Delaware in Newark. She has taught courses in motor development, motor control and learning, research methods, and women in sport. For nearly 20 years, Getchell has focused her research on motor development. She is a fellow of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). She is a member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, the International Society of Motor Control, and AAHPERD. Getchell also served as the section editor for the Growth and Motor Development section of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport from 2005 to 2009 and chairperson of the AAHPERD Motor Development and Learning Academy. In 2001, Getchell was the recipient of the Lolas E. Halverson Young Investigators Award in motor development. She earned a PhD in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1996. Getchell resides in Wilmington, Delaware, where she enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and bicycling.