Children with difficulties organising themselves and their work may struggle with spatial awareness, visual discrimination or visual motor integration.

A simple screening assessment (Beery VMI 3-part assessment) could help you understand methods to support a child learn differently. This three part assessment screens a child motor coordination, visual motor integration and visual perception – allowing a therapist to determine strengths and difficulties requires intervention.

In some children we need to conduct a more detailed visual perceptual skills assessment in order to identify the exact nature of their difficulty.

The Test of Visual Perception (TVPS-3) is a comprehensive assessment of visual perception, memory and spatial awareness. It is a motor free test which enables the therapist to look specifically at visual responses, visual attention and visual scanning.

Once we understand the nature of the difficulty your Occupational Therapist could provide activities for you to incorporate into your lessons to address underlying visual perceptual deficits.

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