Motor Learning and Control for Practitioners is designed to provide an applications-based approach to the principles of motor learning and control. The goal of the text is tp prepare future practitioners to be able to design experiences that will maximize their students’, athletes’, clients’, and patients’ skill acquisition and performance potential. The text is particularly intended for students of physical education, coaching, physical and occupational therapy and athletic training.
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Accessible for all Students The writing style, easy readability and numerous applications and examples throughout the chapters make this text appealing to students planning on pursuing a career as a practitioner.
Broad Range of Examples Integrates examples from sport, physical education, dance, exercise science, athletic training, rehabilitation, and "everyday life" to accommodate the variety of students in the course.
Introduction to Learning Styles In Chapter 6, students are introduced to individual learning styles and their influence on the learning process, reinforcing the importance of both recognizing and accommodating individual differences.
Functional Anatomy of the Nervous System Chapter 4 connects basic nervous system anatomy to motor learning and control concepts.
Error Diagnosis and Correction Chapter 10 presents unique coverage exploring errors based on motor learning and control issues and their diagnosis.
Experiential Component Includes experiential activities that enable students to use typical household items to translate chapter content into practice; these activities can also serve as a starting point for classroom discussion.
Research Notes These boxes provide examples of key research conducted on the topics discussed in the chapter.
Pedagogical Tools Case studies/vignettes, Cerebral Challenges (critical thinking), Common Myths, and review questions all help students to apply and understand the material presented.
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Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 71217002