Role of vision on early motor development: lessons from the blind.

  title={Role of vision on early motor development: lessons from the blind.},
  author={Heinz R. F. Prechtl and Giovanni Cioni and Christa Einspieler and Arend F Bos and Fabrizio Ferrari},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  volume={43 3},
For a better understanding of the contribution vision makes to the development of other sensory systems and to movement and posture, we studied effects of early blindness by examining video recordings of 14 totally blind infants. Infants were born at term or preterm and showed no evidence of brain damage. During preterm and term periods no noticeable changes in motor activity were observed. Around 2 months postterm all infants showed clear delay in head control and abnormal, exaggerated type of… CONTINUE READING
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