PROXIMODISTAL DEVELOPMENT

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.

PROXIMODISTAL DEVELOPMENT: "Proximodistal development was proceding at a rapid pace in the infant."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PROXIMODISTAL DEVELOPMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/proximodistal-development/ (accessed November 24, 2017).
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