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Sensory and motor development is the gradual process
by which a child gains use and coordination of the large muscles of the legs,
trunk, and arms, and the smaller muscles of the hands. A baby begins to
experience new awareness through sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing.
Babies' sensory and motor development generally follows a
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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