What is motor recovery and compensation and why is the distinction between motor recovery and compensation important?

Motor Learning
Motor Learning, Sprig 2017

Question Set 2

Your answers to the following questions should be based on the research articles listed below (listed in the order discussed) and class discussion. In order to
receive full credit your answers must be written in essay format (APA format is required).

1. Krakauer, J. W. (2015). The applicability of motor learning to neurorehabilitation. In; Dietz, V. and Ward, N., ed. Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation (p.
55-65). Oxford University Press, USA.

2. Kitago et al. (2013). Improvement after constraint-induced movement therapy: recovery of normal motor control or task-specific compensation? Neural
rehabilitation and Neural Repair, 2, 99-109.

1. What is CIMT and why is early, intense neurorehabilitation considered an important post-stroke intervention? Explain. 3 points

2. Why has the role of instruction and knowledge for motor learning been neglected? Explain. 3 points

3. What is motor recovery and compensation and why is the distinction between motor recovery and compensation important? Explain. 4 points

Please refer to Kitago et al., 2013 for the following questions:

4. Describe the rationale for including both clinical and kinematic assessments. 4 points

5. Describe 4 weaknesses of the study that limit both the generalization of the results and the scientific progression of knowledge regarding CIMT as a successful
neurorehabiliation technique. Explain. 8 points

6. Describe the effectiveness of CIMT based on the results and discuss how the findings advanced our knowledge of CIMT. 8 points

7. Design a future study that would successfully advance our knowledge about CIMT as a post-stroke intervention. (Make sure to provide a rationale for each
component of your design). 20 points

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