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APPLICATION OF THE ALBERTA INFANT MOTOR SCALE IN GREECE: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

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Author(s): Sophia Charitou | Asimoula Simitsopoulou | Vassiliki Kontogianni | Emmanuil K. Skordilis | Dimitra Koutsouki

Journal: Inquiries in Sport & Physical Education
ISSN 1790-3041

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 273;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: motor development | infants | AIMS

ABSTRACT
Τhe study was designed to evaluate the motor development of infants, aging 8-9 and 10-11 months, through the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS, Piper & Darrah, 1994), with the subscales of the supine, prone, sitting and standing position. According to our findings, there were no significant differences in the number of infants with suspicious, abnormal and normal motor development at both ages. There were, however, significant intra individual differences in the motor development within the four subscales and the total score, during both measures. The AIMS may be used in the future for: a) the assessment of motor development of infants in Greece and b) the initiation, if necessary, of early intervention services.
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