Stages and Development
Reflex Abilities-Infants can lift and turn their head when lying on their back.
-Hands are fisted and arms are flexed.
-When the Infant is sitting up, they can't support their head.
Primitive Reflex-This includes the Moro reflex and Babinski reflex.
-Babinski: The toes fan outward when sole of the foot is stroked.
-Moro: A startled reflex. Including the Palmer hand grasp, placing, plantar grasp, rooting and sucking, steping and walking, and neck response.
Reflexes at 3-4 months-Better eye muscle control
-Controls hand and feet actions
-Increased vision allows the infant to tell objects apart from backgrounds
-Infant raises up
-Primitive reflexes disappear
Perceptual Development at 4 months-Baby's vision increases several feet away.
-When touched they look around for the object that touched them.
-They attempt to mimic sounds that others make.
Sensory Perception at 9-18 months-Babies will nuzzle their face into a soft object to smell it.
Awareness at 12-18 months-Babies become aware of the difficulties of some tasks and adjust accordingly.