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Handbook of Motor Skills: Development, Impairment and Therapy
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Editors: Lucian T. Pelligrino
Book Description:
A motor skill is a learned series of movements that combine to produce a smooth, efficient action. Gross motor skills include lifting one's head, rolling over, sitting up, balancing, crawling, and walking. Gross motor development usually follows a pattern. Generally large muscles develop before smaller ones, thus, gross motor development is the foundation for developing skills in other areas. Development also generally moves from top to bottom. For example, the first thing a baby usually learns to control is its eyes. Fine motor skills include the ability to manipulate small objects, transfer objects from hand to hand, and various hand-eye coordination tasks. Fine motor skills may involve the use of very precise motor movement in order to achieve an especially delicate task. This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field.

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Chapter 1 - HUMAN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT IN INDIVIDUALS WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES: AN OVERVIEW
Authors / Editors: V. Gregory Payne, Jin H. Yan and Martin Block

Chapter 2 - DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Authors / Editors: Andreas D. Flouris

Chapter 3 - THE PROFILE OF AQUATIC MOTOR SKILLS FOR ABLE-BODIED AND SWIMMERS WITH AN IMPAIRMENT
Authors / Editors: Ludovic Seifert, Daniel Daly, Brendan Burkett and Didier Chollet

Chapter 4 - EVALUATION OF MOTOR AND PROCESS SKILLS
Authors / Editors: Esra Aki

Chapter 5 - MOBILITY FUNCTION FOLLOWING STROKE: THE IMPACT OF MULTIPLE IMPAIRMENTS
Authors / Editors: A. C. Novak and B. Brouwer

Chapter 6 - IMPLICIT MOTOR LEARNING IN DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS TASKS: TOWARD A POSSIBLE ACCOUNT OF DISCREPANT RESULTS
Authors / Editors: S. Chambaron, B. Berberian, L. Delbecque, D. Ginhac and A. Cleeremans

Chapter 7 - ON THE INABILITY TO PREDICT THE PERFORMANCE OF PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS
Authors / Editors: Russell D. Clark III

Chapter 8 - MOVEMENT RELATED BRAIN MACROPOTENTIALS AND SKILLED MOTOR ACTIONS
Authors / Editors: Giuliano Fontani, Silvia Migliorini, Leda Lodi and Fausto Corradeschi

Chapter 9 - THE INFLUENCE OF OROMOTOR FUNCTIONS AND DIET CONSISTENCY ON CARIES EXPERIENCE AND GROWTH RATE IN CEREBRAL PALSIED INDIVIDUALS
Authors / Editors: Maria Teresa Botti Rodrigues Santos, Maria Cristina Duarte Ferreira, Paula Celiberti and Renata Oliveira Guare

Chapter 10 - A CASE STUDY OF CAPACITIES AND LIMITATIONS RELATED TO ARTHROGRYPOSIS MULTIPLEX CONGENITA AND COMPUTER INTERFACES
Authors / Editors: Wayne Shebilske and Jennifer Border

Chapter 11 - COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MANIPULATIVE SKILLS IN CHIMPANZEES AND HUMANS
Authors / Editors: Misato Hayashi and Hideko Takeshita

Chapter 12 - TRADITIONAL MIRROR THERAPY (TMT) IN THE PHYSICAL THERAPY MANAGEMENT OF MOVEMENT AND POSTURAL CONTROL PROBLEMS
Authors / Editors: Martin J. Watson

Chapter 13 - EFFECT OF MULTI-MODAL IMAGERY INTERVENTION ON PRE-COMPETITIVE ANXIETY AND STRESS LEVELS IN ELITE TENNIS PLAYERS
Authors / Editors: Ricardo Weigert Coelho, Flavia Justus, Birgit Keller and Bubens Tempski

Chapter 14 - A DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
Authors / Editors: Carl Gabbard

Chapter 15 - OMITTED STIMULUS REACTION TIME: A NEW TOOL FOR EXPLORING COGNITIVE AND MOTOR SKILLS
Authors / Editors: Oscar H. Hernández, Muriel Vogel-Sprott and Victor Monteón

Chapter 16 - MUSCLE STRENGTH TESTING IN CHILDREN: DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A NEW MOTOR PERFORMANCE TEST
Authors / Editors: W. A. Van den Beld

Chapter 17 - MOTOR DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Authors / Editors: Michelle Pope, Amy Lynch, Ting Liu and Nancy Getchell

Chapter 18 - LANGUAGE-BASED LEARNING DISABILITIES AND MOTOR COORDINATION: ASSOCIATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Authors / Editors: Nancy Getchell, Samuel W. Logan and Kevin Neeld

Chapter 19 - THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ADULT-LIKE STRATEGY FOR REACHING MOVEMENTS IN CHILDHOOD
Authors / Editors: Marco Favilla
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 20 - MOTOR SKILLS: DEVELOPMENT, IMPAIRMENT, AND THERAPY
Authors / Editors: A. M. Keane

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 4th Quarter
   Pages: pp.341
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-811-5
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