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Living with Spina BifidaA Guide for Families and Professionals$
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Adrian Sandler, M.D.

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807855478

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807867860_sandler

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Infants and Toddlers

Infants and Toddlers

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(p.77) Chapter 6 Infants and Toddlers
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Living with Spina Bifida
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Adrian Sandler

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807867860_sandler.11

This chapter is concerned with the age range of approximately six to thirty-six months. It begins with an overview of the important areas of development in this age range and the ways in which early intervention at home by parents and therapists can facilitate such development. The benefits of early walking and the methods of achieving upright posture are discussed in depth. Other topics important for the habilitation and medical needs of this age group are also included. Benjamin Spock wrote of “the passion to explore” that characterizes the behavior of a one-year-old child. How to deal effectively with a wandering baby and make his environment safe is a perennial problem for parents of infants and toddlers. Erik Erikson, the great psychoanalyst, wrote eloquently about the other essential developmental characteristics of this age group—namely, the drive toward autonomy.

Keywords:   areas of development, early intervention, early walking, upright posture, Benjamin Spock, Erik Erikson

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