08302011 - Classification of Motor Skills Concept: Motor...

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Classification of Motor Skills Concept: Motor skills can be classified into general categories
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The Study of Motor Skills: Motor Learning, Control, and Development Motor skills are goal-directed Motor skills are often defined by their goals Motor skills require body, head, and/or limb action to achieve the goal
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The Study of Motor Skills: Motor Learning, Control, and Development Motor learning involves the study of: Acquisition of new skills Performance enhancement of well- learned skills Reacquisition of skills following injury, disease, etc.
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The study of motor skills: Motor learning, control, and development ( cont .) Motor control involves the study of: How the neuromuscular system functions to enable coordinated movement While performing a skill While learning a new skill Motor development involves the study of: Human development from infancy to old age Issues related to either motor learning or motor control
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Factors That Influence Motor Skill Performance MOTOR SKILL PERFORMANCE PERFORMER PERFORMANCE ENVIRONMENT SKILL
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Terms Related to Motor Skills: Skills, Actions, and Movement Skills - Tasks or activities that have specific goals to achieve ( action goals ) Motor skills vs. cognitive skills “Actions” – Term often used as synonymous with the term “motor skills”
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Movements Behavioral characteristics of a specific limb or a combination of limbs Why distinguish movements from skills and actions? People initially learn to achieve action goals
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