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Title: Fundamental motor skill and coordination - essential elements for performance outcomes of primary school-aged children
Contributor(s): Miller, Judith Anne  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: This research is based on the comparisons of 161 primary school-aged children's coordination level to their performance of a fundamental motor skill. Whole body coordination was measured using the McCarron Assessment of Neuromuscular Development, known as the MAND (McCarron, 1997). The MAND includes both fine and gross motor tasks and for each child there is an age-adjusted score which can be likened to a 'motor quotient'. This score is the Neuromuscular Development Index (NDI) with a mean of 100 and is well regarded as an indicator of whole-body coordination. The amalgamated process measures of the tee-ball strike performances for six trials were compared with the NDI scores. The participants ranged from six-to-ten years of age. Significant correlations between NDI and process performance scores allow for consideration of a range of factors that account for the current expectations over children's movement education.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 1st ICHPER-SD Oceania Congress 2006, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st - 4th October, 2006
Conference Details: 1st ICHPER-SD Oceania Congress 2006, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st - 4th October, 2006
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 1st ICHPER-SD Oceania Congress, p. 1-12
Publisher: International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER-SD)
Place of Publication: Wellington, New Zealand
Field of Research (FOR): 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930103 Learner Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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