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Practice, Transfer And Performance Enhancement Of Fast Single-Joint Movements In Individuals With Down Syndrome , Gil Lúcio Almeida Jan 1993

Practice, Transfer And Performance Enhancement Of Fast Single-Joint Movements In Individuals With Down Syndrome , Gil Lúcio Almeida

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Eight individuals with Down syndrome practiced performing 100 elbow movements over one distance (36°), under the instruction to move "as fast as possible." The subjects were also pretested and posttested performing elbow flexion movements over four distances (18°, 36°, 54°, and 72°) "as fast as possible", and at a "comfortable speed" over 36°. For two of these distances (18° and 36°), the movements were also performed from a second starting position. They improved their motor performance between training sessions (110 movements), as measured by the kinematic and EMG parameters. This improvement performance was described by a logarithmic function. With training ...