object permanence


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ob·ject per·ma·nence

(ob'jekt pĕr'mă-nĕns)
Developmental term for a child's ability to understand that objects still exist even when out of sight. Infants 8 months old or younger rarely have this ability.
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object permanence

The thought process, first described by Piaget, whereby infants perceive that objects have constancy. This process normally develops by 6 to 12 months of age.
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The Grabango system "learns" where objects are by tracking their arrival and departure from shelves over time, a term known in computer vision as "object permanence," Radlow says.
The first phase of separation anxiety often coincides with the development of object permanence: the ability to understand that objects (including people) still exist when they can't be seen or heard.
Constitution Hide-and-seek games; hidden object games; of object verbal object permanence games (talking permanence about people when they are not present, such as "Mom's out there." This practice encourages him/her to understand that people continue to exist even when they are not there; toys/games of cause and effect.
Object Permanence, by Hossannah Asuncion (Magic Helicopter Press)
During each visit, the baby participated in a cognitive test called the "a-not-b task," designed in the 1950s to measure an infant's understanding of object permanence: knowing something exists even if it's out of sight.
He also understands object permanence. Watch him hunt for a toy you hid behind your back after showing it to him.
He drew the conclusion that they do not have knowledge of object permanence at this age.
Between birth and 12 months of age, animals were tested for neonatal reflexes, object permanence (a measure of early memory development), discrimination learning strategies (ability to respond differently to different stimuli), and social behaviors.
Trauma resolution focuses on object permanence, i.e., time-stamping experiences to a discreet circumstance rather than a globally generalized re-experience of the original trauma.
Were this a work in the philosophy of psychology he might have also included a discussion of "object permanence," specifically during his extended analysis of presence/absence in chapter seven, section five.
Bruce and Vargus use an action research project approach to explore teaching object permanence to a blind student with multiple disabilities using some of the principles they described in their article that was published in the December 2012 issue of JVIB, entitled: "Assessment and Instruction of Object Permanence in Children with Blindness and Multiple Disabilities." O'Mea's Practice Report presents two case studies in which applied behavior analysis is used with students in orientation and mobility lessons.
They never have known a baseball practice or school dance without their parents hovering around the edge, and the parents have been letting the child dictate bedtime for the family since before the age of object permanence. It is one thing to shoo the biggest chick out of the nest when there are a few left to absorb your time, resources, and affection, but if you have dedicated all of your time to one, and that one leaves happily--without a backwards glance--what happens?
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