fine motor skills

fine motor skills

Etymology: Fr, fin, thin; L, movere + ONor, skilja, to cut apart
the use of precise coordinated movements in such activities as writing, buttoning, cutting, tracing, or visual tracking.

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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Fine motor skills are the coordination of small muscles, usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers, with the eyes.
The tests included kicking a ball, balancing and jumping and using fine motor skills to hold a pencil and build a tower from bricks.
The goal is to demonstrate improved upper body motor function and fine motor skills.
Fine Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, 3rd Edition
With expanded and updated information on fine motor skills and computer and personal electronic device use, keyboarding skills, postural support, sensory processing, and the adult years, readers will have at their fingertips a cornucopia of information and guidance to support the fine motor development of children and adults.
We found a strong connection between their grades and academic scores, on the one hand, and the fine motor skills when they were in pre-K classes.
And finally, not only children differences in early academic achievement appear to be connected to earlier motor skills, but also precursors of mathematics and literacy in kindergarten are specifically predicted by young children' fine motor skills [5].
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Washington, Oct 31 ( ANI ): A new study has shown that playing video games causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills.
Buckles, buttons, zippers and ties that are kid-friendly and allow children to practice fine motor skills they can use to dress themselves
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