By Merritt B. Low (auth.), Michael Lewis Ph.D., Lawrence T. Taft M.D. (eds.)

The chapters during this quantity are drawn from the shows brought at a symposium on Developmental Disabilities within the Preschool baby. This sym­ posium used to be held less than the auspices of The Institute for Pediatric provider of Johnson and Johnson child items. It was once co-sponsored via the school of drugs and Dentistry of recent Jersey, Rutgers clinical college, and The In­ stitute for the learn of remarkable youngsters, academic trying out carrier. The symposium used to be held within the Fall of 1979 in Chicago, Illinois and the members, together with Ph. D . 's, Ed. D . 's, and M. D . 's, represented the interdisciplinary process which characterised the conferences. The interdisciplinary set of audio system used to be matched by way of an both varied viewers who represented nearly each profes­ sional team interested in the desires of disabled little ones and their households. due to the winning details alternate that happened, a broadcast quantity of the lawsuits was firm to be beneficial for others who weren't in a position to attend. To all those that toil to aid developmentally disabled kids and their households we devote this quantity. Michael Lewis Lawrence T. Taft vii CONTENTS advent xiii half I-Sensory improvement 1 / Handicapped baby - evidence of existence three Me"itt B. Low 2 / Theoretical matters within the Early improvement of visible conception nine Joseph F. Fagan III and Patricia Ann Shepherd three / scientific Appraisal of imaginative and prescient 35 Richard N.

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S. Perception of object orientation in infants. , 12:73-94 (1966). Copyright 1981, Spectrum Publications, Inc. Developmental Disabilities in Preschool Children ____ 3 Clinical Appraisal of Vision RICHARD N. REUBEN Introduction Except for the reflex pupillary reaction to light, responses to visual stimuli are considered to be indicative of cortical function in man. The pupillary constriction on exposure to a flash of light is automatic and even occurs in drowsiness and in sleep. This reflex is mediated by the mid brain and does not depend on cerebral hemisphere function.

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