gross motor skills

developmental 'red flag'

Pediatrics An objective finding that indicates a delay in achieving developmental milestones; DRFs in assessing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers fall into 5 major areas:
Developmental red flag
Gross motor skills, eg does not roll over–5 months, can't hop–4 years
Fine motor skills, eg doesn't hold rattle–4-5 months, can't copy a circle–4 years
Language skills, eg not babbling–5-6 months, doesn't understand prepositions–4 years
Cognitive skills, eg does not search for dropped object–6-7 months, doesn't know colors or any letters–5 years
Psychosocial development, eg does not smile socially–5 months, in constant motion, resists discipline, does not play with other children–3-5 years NEJM 1994; 330:478cc. See Developmental milestone.
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gross mo·tor skills

(grōs mō'tŏr skilz)
Those abilities related to activity controlled by the large muscle groups.
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gross motor skills

The group of motor skills (including walking, running, and throwing) that require large muscle groups to produce the major action, and require less precision than that exerted by small muscles. Most motor activities combine some elements of both fine and gross motor function.
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