Practice and transfer effects during fast single-joint elbow movements in individuals with Down syndrome.

@article{Almeida1994PracticeAT,
  title={Practice and transfer effects during fast single-joint elbow movements in individuals with Down syndrome.},
  author={Gil L. Almeida and Daniel M. Corcos and Mark L. Latash},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1994},
  volume={74 11},
  pages={1000-12; discussion 1012-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of prolonged practice of a simple motor task (a fast, unidirectional single-joint movement) on different indexes of motor performance in individuals with Down syndrome. SUBJECTS Eight individuals with Down syndrome were tested before and after practice involving 1,100 movements. METHODS The test consisted of three series of elbow flexion movements. In the first series, the subjects were asked to move "as fast as… CONTINUE READING