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Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: This is a yes & no
In normal development babies nerves mature enough for the skill to emerge, baby has the requisite nutrition and freedom to move & a skill emerges in a specified sequence.
The pattern is head to toe, central to out.If motor nerves were injured, other nerves may come on line for a skill to emerge but may be delayed. Therapy can bring out some but not all skills.

In brief: This is a yes & no
In normal development babies nerves mature enough for the skill to emerge, baby has the requisite nutrition and freedom to move & a skill emerges in a specified sequence.
The pattern is head to toe, central to out.If motor nerves were injured, other nerves may come on line for a skill to emerge but may be delayed. Therapy can bring out some but not all skills.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Develoing skills
Most gross motor skills occur during the first 3 years of life.
Another set, including both grass and fine motor skills occur when the children reach school age.

In brief: Develoing skills
Most gross motor skills occur during the first 3 years of life.
Another set, including both grass and fine motor skills occur when the children reach school age.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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