Proximodistal development is the progression of motor development radiating from the center of an organism to the periphery. The classic example is a child learning to move her shoulders before learning to control fine finger movement.
What is PROXIMODISTAL DEVELOPMENT?
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PROXIMODISTAL DEVELOPMENT: "Proximodistal development was proceding at a rapid pace in the infant."