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Early motor skills may affect language development

Leonard, Hayley C. and Hill, Elisabeth L.. 2015. Early motor skills may affect language development. The Conversation, [Article]

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Learning to sit up, crawl and walk are all major milestones in a child’s early development – and parents often record these actions in baby diaries, photographs and videos. Developing motor skills allows the child to become more independent. But our research, backing a number of other studies, has shown that it may also say something about the rate of a child’s cognitive development, such as talking.

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motor development; language development; links

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May 2015Published

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26 Feb 2016 13:21

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30 Jun 2017 15:46

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/16933
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