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motor skill

a co-ordinated pattern of movements acquired through practice involving the ability to execute movements effectively to achieve intended outcomes. gross motor skill movement involving the co-ordinated use of large muscle groups, such as when kicking a ball. fine motor skill movement involving the ability to manipulate small objects.
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Magill RA, Hall KG, 1990, A Review of the Contextual Interference Effect in Motor Skill Acquisition.
Recognizing that motor skill learning is a process which requires attention and is influenced by the characteristics and relationship between the learner, task and environmental conditions, physical therapists continue to explore, evaluate and integrate evidence from diverse fields of study to assist them in understanding what can be done in the clinical environment to promote motor skill learning for patients.
Several studies examined whether children's overall motor performance are correlated with children, parents' and teachers' self-reports of motor skill constructs (Barnett, Morgan, van Beurden, & Beard, 2008; Robinson, 2010).
Clearly, developmentally appropriate fine motor skills and handwriting readiness deserve more space in the early childhood curriculum, and the benefit of more documentation and research.
Fundamental motor skill performances of children with ADD, LD, and MMR--a pilot study.
Whereas Bohan and Pharmer (1999) considered that imagery was more beneficial during the early stages of development of a motor skill, as well as, mental imagery is simply not relaxation or a cure for poor skill, rather, it is an active process that heightens one's levels of concentration, focus, arousal regulation, and attempts to eliminate maladaptive cognitions and behavior.
On the other hand, expert-novice comparisons have indicated that perceptual motor skills are task-specific and the level of expertise attained by extensive task-specific practice is considered to be more important than the age itself in the development of task-specific skills.
A FIELD-BASED TESTING PROTOCOL FOR ASSESSING GROSS MOTOR SKILLS IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: The Children's Activity and Movement in Preschool Study Motor Skills Protocol.
The fine motor skill test and the two cognitive ability tests were administered to the pupils in the second semester of the school year, during regular classroom instruction.
First, the methodological quality of each article examining variables associated with motor skill performance will be evaluated.
Researchers have found that long-term methamphetamine abuse is associated with a reduction in dopamine transporters, and that this damage appears to be linked to impaired motor skills and memory.
Pertinent task factors to plan for in physical education include the (a) movement or goal of the task, (b) equipment used in the task, and (c) response dynamics of the motor skill task (Newell, 1986).