Sensory and motor development is the gradual process by which a child gains use and coordination of the large muscles of the legs, trunk, and arms, and the smaller muscles of the hands. A baby begins to experience new awareness through sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing.
Additionally, outputs from the motor system can be used to modify the sensory system’s response to future stimuli. To be useful it is necessary that sensory-motor integration be a flexible process because the properties of the world and ourselves change over time.
Both the sensory and motor systems are integrated, with the systems communicating and coordinating with each other. This works to allow individuals to be able to take in sensory information and interpret it to make a relevant motor action. These skills are extremely important to a child’s learning.This diagram with labels depicts and explains the details of Sensory Motor.