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The difference between cephalocaudal and proximodistal devel

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Mitch Sinclair

on 7 August 2015

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Transcript of The difference between cephalocaudal and proximodistal devel

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Cephalocaudal development
Cephalocaudal development refers to growth and development that occurs from the head down. An infant will gain control over their neck muscles first, which allows them to hold their head steady.
Cephalocaudal development
Proximodistal development
Proximodistal development occurs from the centre or core of the body in an outward direction. The spine develops first in the uterus, followed by the extremities and finally the fingers and toes.
The difference between cephalocaudal and proximodistal development
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