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Excerpts — Advanced Analysis of Motor Development

Dynamic systems model has much to offer researchers interested in understanding developmental change

Perhaps the best way to appreciate how the characteristics of dynamic systems can be used to model motor development is to see how a research team used dynamic systems to address a particular developmental issue.

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Using developmental sequence theory to study ballistic skills

Here we focus on the development of striking, throwing, and kicking. Most developmental studies on ballistic projectile skills have been based in developmental sequence theory, although a few studies are beginning to address issues from a dynamic systems perspective.

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Research shows children with autism spectrum disorders exhibit some motor skill deficiencies

If early developing motor differences exist, then assessment of these deficits may aid in identifying children at risk for ASD at a younger age than is currently possible.

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