Learning in the development of infant locomotion.

  title={Learning in the development of infant locomotion.},
  author={Karen E. Adolph},
  journal={Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={I-VI, 1-158}
  • Karen E. Adolph
  • Published 1997 in
    Monographs of the Society for Research in Child…
Infants master crawling and walking in an environment filled with varied and unfamiliar surfaces. At the same time, infants' bodies and skills continually change. The changing demands of everyday locomotion require infants to adapt locomotion to the properties of the terrain and to their own physical abilities. This Monograph examines how infants acquire adaptive locomotion in a novel task--going up and down slopes. Infants were tested longitudinally from their first week of crawling until… CONTINUE READING
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