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The influence of specific training on reaching in infants

Grant number: 12/05684-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Eloisa Tudella
Grantee:Andréa Baraldi Cunha
Supervisor: James Cole Galloway
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Delaware (UD), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/01543-2 - Influence of specific training on emergence of reaching in infants: randomized control clinical trial, BP.DR


The Infant Behavior Lab (Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE), under the responsibility of Prof. Dr. James Cole Galloway, is a reconignized center of research in motor behavior of infants and children. PhD project associated to this process, which objective is to determine the effect of training on onset period of reaching in infants, was based on studies of Prof.Galloway, in particular to development the protocol of training. Thus, the objective of the stage will be to improve the study and knowledge, providing experience in academic partnerships, important to formation as a researcher. The plan of activities proposed consists: improve theoretical of study and your area; realize statistical analysis and processing all data collected; writing manuscripts with higher quality; participate in data collection and analysis of research in developing and; learn about different instruments of motion analysis, used in Infant Behavior Lab. (AU)

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