Basic concepts in the sensorimotor planning and control of movement. Topics include the factors and disorders affecting movement, sensory and motor physiology, sensorimotor integration, current theories of motor control, and motor learning. A focus from a behavioral and neurophysiological perspective that explores psychological influences on motor control.
- Understand motor control theory including the classification of motor skills, the measurement of motor performance and motor abilities.
- Understand the role of activity performance and feedback in functional skill acquisition.
- Understand the principles of learning, including the stages of learning and transfer of learning as they relate to motor skill acquisition.
- Understand the theories related to activity practice including; variability, specificity, distribution, components and mental practice.
Theoretical Content Required
- Classification of Motor Skill
- Measurement of Motor Performance
- Motor Abilities
- Neuromotor Basis for Motor Control
- Motor Control Theories
- Sensory Component of Motor Control
- Performance and Motor Control Characteristics of Functional Skills
- Action Preparation
- Memory Components, Forgetting and Strategies
- Defining and Assessing Learning
- Stages of Learning
- Transfer of Learning
- Demonstration and Verbal Instructions
- Augmented Feedback
- Practice Variability and Specificity
- The Amount of Distribution of Practice
- Whole and Part Practice
- Mental Practice
- General Statistics and Data Interpretations