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Mohammed M.S. Jan
In this chapter various aspects of normal development and assessment will be discussed.
Development is a continuous process by which one acquires learned skills. Ongoing development results
from the myelination process, as well as, synaptogenesis and organization of the nervous system.
Developmental history is divided into gross motor, fine motor, language (receptive and expressive), and
psychosocial skills. Wide variations exist in the development of normal milestones. For example, males tend
to be faster in acquiring motor skills while females are faster in acquiring verbal skills.
Neurological, Examination, General, Development, Assessment, Evaluation, Gross, Fine,
Language, Social, Adaptive.
Professor & Consultant of Pediatric Neurology Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia