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MAIN MARKERS OF THE POSTURAL AND MOTOR OPTIMAL DEVELOPMENT


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Formation at a distance - detailed documentation about the postural and motor development

TRIMEST./QUART. 1
TRIMEST./QUART. 2
TRIMEST./QUART. 3
TRIMEST./QUART. 4
TRIMEST./QUART. 5

SUPINE POSITION:
a b
0 to 8 weeks: asymmetrical posture(a): the body axis curves, the head goes from one to the other side but cannot be maintened in the median position.
6-8 weeks(b): supple fencing posture when the child wants to get one's bearings, or to build a relationship with the environment.
2-3 months: increasing symmetry of the body axis, median head, stable posture, first motor expression with the upper limbs: jerky movements, in a circular form, elbows in extension and open hands.

PRONE POSITION :
c
0-8 weeks: supporting on the forearms, weight on the wrists
d
3 months
: increasing symmetrical support on 2 elbows (d) the head is then raised, the child gets one's bearings by free head rotation.
SUPINE POSITION:
e
From 3 months: symmetry of the body (e), median head and free rotation (without corporal imbalance), medium posture of the 4 limbs, raised in the space (about 90 flexion of the lower limbs), stability of the supine position that enables the child to build immediately and constantly a reliable relationship with the environment (postural safety).
f
That is the essential condition for the appearance of the prehension about 4 months (f): on one or the other side with the correspondent hand, then, about 4,5 months on the corporal median axis , and about 5 months, beyond this axis to pursue an object. this pursuit will bring to turning from the supine to the prone position. NB: The manual prehension induces usually an associated feet prehension.
At the end of the quarter 2, the knee flexion decreases.

PRONE POSITION:
g
4,5 months: support on 1 elbow (g): prehension of an object forwards without creating a corporal imbalance by supporting automatically on the knee of the same side.
SUPINE POSITION:
h
6 months: turning from supine pos. to prone pos. (h)
Bimanual coordination to handle objects, put them into the mouth, later to examine them at a distance.
i
Hands - feet coordination (i), later hands - feet - mouth coordination
J
7 months: stable lateral posture, shoulder on the ground, later supporting on 1 elbow (j:8 months), and oblique sitting with one hand (k: 9 months).
k

PRONE POSITION
l
6 months: supporting on 2 open hands (l);
7 months: coordinated turning prone-->supine (without falling);
8-9 mois: crawling like a seal (traction with the upper limbs), within a short time because this activity will soon turn into a quadrupedic crossed locomotion.
m
9-10 months: coming to sitting by the previous quadrupedic position and a lateral transfer of the corporal weight.
n
9-10 months: free long sitting (with supple limbs)

9-10 months: crossed quadrupedic locomotion (o) and verticalisation by pulling with the upper limbs (p)
12 months: lateral steps with help of the upper limbs (all along the walls or furnitures),
12-14 months: free standing and free walking


POSMODEV Who are we Questions, definitions Central Coordination Disorder (C.C.D.). Cerebral Palsy (C.P.)
motor education : myth or reality..? the Vojta concept More about reflex locomotion Fitting for C.P. children Documentation and training