Perceptual-motor behavior in Down syndrome


Perceptual-motor behavior in Down syndrome

Daniel J. Weeks, Romeo Chua, Digby Elliott

Human Kinetics, 2000

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Includes bibliographical references and index



This text is a collection of research which provides readers a window into the behavioural variability exhibited by persons with Down's Syndrome. With this resource researchers, educators, parents and students should gain an increased understanding that perceptual-motor behaviour in Down's Syndrome is often adaptive and appropriate - a result of environmental experience and development. The ultimate goal is to circumvent, or at least minimize, some of the general and specific processing challenges associated with Down's Syndrome. Contributors from 10 countries cover aspects of sensory, cognitive and movement processes in infants, children and adults with Down's Syndrome. Specifically addressed are the differences and similarities among persons with Down's Syndrome, people with other disabilities and non-disabled people.


  • Patterns of muscle activation in simple reaction-time tasks
  • control of manual skills in children with Down's Syndrome
  • preparation and control of goal-directed limb movements in persons with Down's Syndrome
  • locomotor patterns of individuals with Down's Syndrome - effects of environmental and task constrains
  • ophthalmic factors in Down's Syndrome - a motoric perspective
  • face processing in children with Down's Syndrome
  • sensorimotor deficits in Down's Syndrome - implications for facilitating motor performance
  • attention and cognitive-skills acquisition
  • motor co-ordination in Down's Syndrome - the role of adaptive changes
  • motor development in Down's Syndrome - a longitudinal perspective
  • information-movement coupling in children with Down's Syndrome
  • atypical dynamics of motor behaviour in Down's Syndrome
  • a functional-systems approach to movement pathology in persons with Down's Syndrome.

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