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ERIC Number: ED291027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 30
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The Use of Cognitive Strategies To Enhance Motor Skill Acquisition and Retention in the Elderly.
Anshel, Mark H.
It has been hypothesized that the use of techniques to enhance motor skill acquisition and retention in the elderly may retard the onset of retirement, result in the continuation of a productive professional career, allow continued participation in recreational activities, and possibly slow the decline in physiological functions that normally accompanies aging. Recently there has been extensive research on mental operations and the ways in which a person can use certain cognitive strategies to enhance learning and performing of skilled movements. This paper: (1) examines the efficacy of using cognitive strategies as a method to enhance motor skill learning; (2) analyzes some of the differences between older and younger learners in their ability to learn and perform movement skills to better understand how aging affects motor skill acquisition and performance processes; and (3) suggests ways in which the elderly can learn and perform skills more effectively through the use of cognitive strategies. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Language: English
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