Motor learning and exercise adaptations for athletes with intellectual disabilities
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Persons with intellectual impairments often have problems in motor learning and in developing motor patterns of movement. The basis of motor learning, as with any other form of learning, lies in cognitive processes, because the movement is composed of mental action, sensory nerve stimulation, the internal actions of the central nervous system, and external physical movement (Eminovic et al., 2010). This chapter identifies common difficulties in motor movements encountered by people with intellectual disabilities and identifies ways of overcoming them through the use of exercise. This chapter also describes what is necessary to make motor learning adequate and appropriate for such athletes.
Source:Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability, 2014, 195-209
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