What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. big. Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking.
Small vs big muscles. Gross motor is sitting up, walking, turning over; fine motor is thumb-forefinger grasp, building a tower of blocks, feeding self with a spoon, scribbling. Big muscles/big movements=gross motor; fine control=fine motor.

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Can glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

It should not. The middle ear conducts sound to the hearing center. Thick secretions in the middle ear should not affect anything but hearing. However, there can be irritation or inflammation of the balance center near to the hearing center and may affect balance and coordination. Some children with primary delay in motor skills may also be prone to middle ear problems. Read more...
Glue ear effects. Glue ears in a child cause hearing loss,can make them clumsy,but does not affect fine or gross motor skills,consider a neurological consult after glue ears have been treated effectively . Read more...

Is it possible that have glue ear affect your fine and gross motor skills?

Thick, sticky middle. ear fluid may cause temporary conductive hearing loss & diminish articulation or reduce language comprehension & acquisition in a child. It does not cause persistent Developmental Articulation Disorder or Receptive/ Expressive Language Disorder after it clears spontaneously or by surgery, nor does it cause delays in fine or gross motor skills. Seek assessment for a neurodevelopmental disorder. Read more...