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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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We found a strong connection between their grades and academic scores, on the one hand, and the fine motor skills when they were in pre-K classes.
As a growing body of literature states that well-developed motor capacities boost children's academic abilities [10,13], we suggest based on the present study, that a motor skill intervention aimed at improving motor skills will stimulate the performance in academic learning.
Correlation coefficients between soccer-specific tests variables (time and accuracy) and anthropometrical, hormone profile, physical fitness, general perceptual motor skill and soccer skill variables in different age groups.
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.
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).
The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of a creative movement program on the gross motor skill abilities of preschool children.
Landers, "The Effects of Mental Practice on Motor Skill Learning and Performance: A Meta-Analysis," Journal of Sport Psychology 5.
This training strategy integrates classroom instruction on policies and decision-making models with open motor skill training to enable officers to apply their knowledge in dynamic, stressful situations that approximate real life.
It is argued here that the cognitive paradigm better promotes important perceptual, cognitive, and motor skills that are necessary for effective travel skill acquisition, retention, and transfer, as well as problem solving and decision making.
Music as a means of fine motor skill development can sometimes prove more successful than other more traditional modalities in subacute and rehabilitation settings, says Waldrup.