Visual Perceptual Skills

Visual perception is the ability to see and interpret (analyze and give meaning to) the visual information that surrounds us.
~ The Advanced Vision Therapy Center

Visual perceptual skills involve the ability to organize and interpret the information that is seen and give it meaning.

If perception is inaccurate, incorrect or altered in any way – problems with reading, spelling, handwriting, math and comprehension occur.

ARTb  activities work to improve visual perceptual skills by exercising the user’s perception of each line on the page to communicate actions — many of which involve continued perceptual concentration as the user follows said visual signals to complete the task. This is in line with the practices of clarifying lines for dyslexia therapy and other visual perceptual therapies. The user may follow the lines with their fingers to further clarify their understanding of the line in its entirety. Often, the user is required to take a full understanding of the line both visually and manually as they tear, scissor cut, or otherwise manipulate the page based directly on the line and it’s path.

Visual perceptual skills enable a child to make sense of and interpret what they are seeing.

Making sense of what you see is vital for school skills such as reading, writing and math, as well as life skills such as reading signs and maps, finding objects in a busy space, and taking part in hobbies or crafts.

Recognizing letters and numbers, matching shapes, recognizing a face, finding a toy in a messy cupboard, reading a road sign – these are all examples of how visual perception can be used in everyday life.

When visual perception has not developed properly, the child may still learn to read and write, but it can take a lot of cognitive effort and may slow down the learning process.

Above text sourced from OT-Mom-Learning-Activities and

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