This text is a science-based discussion of physical growth, development and motor behaviour from conception through to adult years. It is organized topically, with each section applying the material in a chronological fashion, and this edition includes new tables and figures.
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Lifelong Motor Development is a comprehensive, science-based book covering theory and research of physical growth and motor behavior across the life span. The Fourth Edition features increased coverage of dynamic systems theory P a leading theory in motor development that explains how various body systems work together to control movement. Dynamic Systems Theory explains how different body systems work together to control movement. Increased coverage of motor development applications provides readers with practical examples related to careers in motor development. For college instructors and students.About the Author:
Carl Gabbard is Professor and Director of Motor Development Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and a Fellow of The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in motor development. He has published numerous articles related to motor development and physical activity for infants and children. Gabbard has co-authored and reviewed several major curricular documents for National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA).
In addition to being honored as the Southern District AAHPERD Scholar in 2003, Gabbard has received the Karpovich Lecturer recognition from Springfield College and the Margie R. Hanson Distinguished Service Award from AAHPERD. Gabbard is a former president of the NASPE (membership of 18,000) and served as Chair of the Motor Development section for the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. He continues to be a contributing member of the Motor Development Academy.
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Book Description The McGraw-Hill Company. Book Condition: New. pp. 458. Bookseller Inventory # 5797985