The Cheat Sheet for Chapter 11

The Cheat Sheet for - KIN321mSummer2011 1 Ourfocusthisweek,andinparticular, Concept11.1: Ifyourecallt

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KIN 321m Summer 2011 1 The Cheat Sheet for Chapter 11 Our focus this week, and in particular, in this chapter is on how skills change in early childhood. Concept 11.1: Children have the developmental potential to be at the mature stage of most fundamental movement skills by about age 6. If you recall the start of the semester, we talked about the ‘mountain of motor development’ and the stages of development. The fundamental motor skills period is the period between the acquisition of independent locomotion (about 1 year of age) to approximately 7 years of age (or when the fundamental skills have been achieved). This is congruent with what Gallahue says in Concept 11.1. Two points to note – the inter skill sequence is about the order of achieving the walk, run, jump, hop/gallop, skip sequence (the examples from locomotion). The intra skill sequence is about how the individual skills change developmental level (e.g., a jump with no countermovement, to a jump with a countermovement, to a jump with countermovement and complete swing of the arms). We are interested in the inter skill sequence because it tells us about antecedent consequent relationships. That is, what are the necessary conditions for helping a new skill emerge in the motor repertoire? And, if a delay is evident, can we, as therapists, coaches, teachers, provide the missing piece to facilitate the acquisition of the skill? Tip: You should know the order in which the basic locomotor skills become part of the movement repertoire. That means you should also know how each skill is performed. For example, a hop is a one footed takeoff with a landing on the same foot. A jump is a two footed takeoff and landing. Can you distinguish galloping and sliding? The second point relates to intra
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2011 for the course KIN 321M taught by Professor Jensen during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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