I. AN OVERVIEW OF LIFELONG HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 1. Introduction to the Developmental Perspective II. BIOLOGICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 2. Heredity and Neurological Changes3. Physical Growth Changes4. Physiological Changes5. Factors Affecting Growth and Development III. PERCEPTION AND INFORMATION PROCESSING6. Perceptual Development7. Information Processing and Motor Control IV. MOTOR BEHAVIOR ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN8. Early Movement Behavior9. Motor Behavior During Early Childhood10. Motor Behavior During Later Childhood and Adolescence11. Motor Behavior in the Adult Years V. ASSESSING CHANGE 13. Sociocultural Influences on Motor Development VI. SOCIOCULTURAL INFLUENCES ON MOTOR DEVELOPMENT12. Assessment
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.