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Motor Development Trends

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Which of the following is a general trend for the maturation of motor skills?

A

There is a strict order, and any infant who does not meet the milestones by the normal date most likely has a neurodevelopmental disorder.

B

They develop toe-to-head.

C

They develop head-to-toe.

D

They develop outside-in (fingers, then limbs, then trunk).

E

There is no universal pattern because environmental and cultural factors play such a large role in determining when infants develop motor skills.