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    Massed Practice

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    study, examines the effects of distributed practice and motor learning, but does distributed practice effect the formation of motor skills? The majority of motor skills are obtained through physical practice, but observation of movements has also been shown to improve performance gains (Stefan, 2005). Formation of motor skills is strengthened through observation, or more specifically, by mirror neurons. Stefan et al. tested the formation of motor skills and observation on participants. They…

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    Cerebral Palsy (Cp)

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    Introduction The incidence of cerebral palsy (CP) is estimated to be 3 in every 1000 live births (Yea rgi-Allsopp et al.2000). CP are a motor disorder that is characterized by impaired voluntary motor control. Especially with Athetoid type, patient presents a slow, writhing involuntary movement (Merck, 2006; United Cerebral Palsy Association [UCP], 2001).The main causes of the CP are a brain damage, mostly more than one type of brain damage, results the condition of functional disabilities.…

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    Adaptive Skills: Fraidy

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    evaluation is recommended. Her personal responsibility skills are a bit below her age level range but that can be due to her environment. She is extremely expressive and receptive and does not need any services in this area. She also has fine motor, gross motor, and perceptive skills which are above the norm. Her reasoning and academic skills prove to be proficient for her age and grade level. Fraidy was also not tested in reading which has been mentioned as a concern. A reading specialist…

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    is described as in our textbooks as “physical body changes in a growing individual, such as changes in bone thickness, size, weight, vision, and coordination” (Herr 552). In child development, we observe physical characteristics, large motor coordination, small motor coordination, and health that the child presents. Isabella is slightly ahead in her physical characteristics due to her height.…

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    4. Knowledge of results (KR) is defined as feedback provided to a learner that gives information about the success or outcome of their motion or motor skill (Salmoni, Schmidt & Walter, 1984). Knowledge of performance (KP) is defined as feedback provided to the learner about the quality of their movement or motor skill (Wulf, Shea & Lewthwaite 2010).I will implement the knowledge of performance for my client. Since she has never thrown a Frisbee before, I think it is more important to work on the…

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    movement therapy (CMIMT), followed by bilateral hand use therapy. During term three of 2015 Summer was offered an 8 week block of intensive occupational therapy (OT) at home to address the family’s functional goals with fine and bilateral upper limb motor tasks. Prior to starting this program, Summer attended orthotics and was provided with a hand mitten for her dominant hand (left). Summers functional goals were prioritized with Sarah (6/5/15) as • Bilateral hand function, to increase her…

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    Denver Developmental Screening Tool II: Explanation and Implementation The Denver Developmental Screening Tool II (DDSTII) is a revision of DDST and DDST-R and is the most widely used developmental screening tool for examining children. It was developed at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colorado; hence it’s name. It screens a child for cognitive delays and behavioral problems from birth to 6 years of age. The sooner the delay is picked up the sooner the child can get…

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    food bank, or helping at a local organization. I took the opportunity to volunteer at the Frederick 4H Therapeutic Riding Program. This program offers individuals with disabilities to ride a horse in order to build their social skills, build their motor skills, and give them confidence. This organization states, “Our Mission is to encourage and provide Frederick County, Maryland citizens with medically certified mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities with equestrian activities to learn…

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    This article describes a living skills program tailored to adults living with developmental disabilities and the benefits direct occupational therapy services can provide for this population. Implementation of the program occurred in a group home setting that served eight clients in the Boston area. Prior to implementation, clients received individualized occupational therapy treatment with a focus on sensorimotor techniques and minimal life skills training. The program’s primary objective was…

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    modes of use that encourage the development of fine and gross motor skills from birth to toddlerhood” (TinyLove). Therefore, this toy develops within three different idea structural environments. The toy can either have the child lying down with stimulating toys, sitting up being able to grasp the activities or standing up, and enjoying the full aspect of the toy (TinyLove). In order to help further the child’s development other than motor skills, this toy has 15 activities and features…

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