chapter  2
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Posture and Functional Action in Infancy: Philippe Rochat and André Bullinger

This chapter is an attempt to integrate the major developmental problem of posture and functional action in infancy. Empirical observations suggest that posture and functional action interact in a way unique to infants. It is proposed that an important aspect of the functional autonomy attached to the infancy period is the rapid development of posture and its impact on action development.