The Application of Motor Learning Strategies Within Functionally Based Interventions for Children with Neuromotor Conditions
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PURPOSE: To identify and describe the application of 3 motor learning strategies (verbal instructions, practice, and verbal feedback) within 4 intervention approaches (cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance, neuromotor task training, family-centered functional therapy, and activity-focused motor interventions). METHODS: A scoping review of the literature was conducted. Two themes characterizing the application of motor learning strategies within the approaches are identified and described. RESULTS: Application of a motor learning strategy can be a defining component of the intervention or a means of enhancing generalization and transfer of learning beyond the intervention. Often, insufficient information limits full understanding of strategy application within the approach. CONCLUSIONS: A greater understanding of the application, and perceived nonapplication, of motor learning strategies within intervention approaches has important clinical and research implications.
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