Advanced Analysis of Motor Development

ISBN-10: 0736073930
ISBN-13: 9780736073936
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/30/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
What Is Motor Development? Theoretical Perspectives
Descriptive Perspectives
Definition of Motor Development Study
History of Motor Development in the United States
Concept of Development
Three Early Pioneers of Motor Development
Stage versus Age
Physical Educators and Kinesiologists in the Field
Legacies from the Descriptive Perspectives
Specific Contributions of the Descriptive Perspectives
Role of Description within Motor Development Research
Summary
Perspectives on Perception and Action
Indirect Perspective
Direct Perspective
A Resolution?
Summary
Systems Approach
Model of Constraints
Dynamic Systems
Fundamental Characteristics of Dynamic Systems
Applying the Dynamic Systems Model to a Motor Development Problem
Summary
Motor Development Research Approaches
Research Designs
Development Simulation
Dependent Variables
Anthropometric Measures
Moving the Field Forward: Strong Inference Research
Moving the Field Forward: Wohlwill's Developmental Research Schema
Research Methods in Practice: Esther Thelen and Reflex Stepping
Summary
What Perspectives Do Researchers Use to Study Motor Development? Contemporary Research
Development of Postural Control
Theoretical Perspectives
Early Development
Rising to Stand
Postural Control in Older Adulthood
Summary
Development of Locomotion
Intertask Developmental Sequence
Intratask Developmental Sequences
Further Study
Summary
Development of Ballistic Skills
Intertask Developmental Sequence
Intratask Developmental Sequences
Developmental Research
Summary
Development of Manipulative Skills
Reaching and Grasping
Interception Skills
Summary
How Do Practitioners Adopt a Developmental Perspective? Applying Research
Atypical Motor Development
Identifying Atypical Development by Understanding Typical Development
Motor Development That Is Not Average
Combining Theory and Practice
Summary
Motor Development Interventions
Interventions in Typically Developing Populations
Interventions for Atypical Populations
Interventions for Children With Disabilities
Summary
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors

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