VISUAL PERCEPTION DETAILS

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    VISUAL PERCEPTION

     

     

    There are seven areas of visual perception:  discrimination, memory, spatial relations, form constancy, sequential memory, figure ground, and closure.  All areas, although related, are important separate factors in the development in reading and writing skills. 

     

    1.     Discrimination – matching the exact characteristics of a form including color, shape, size, pattern and position.  

    2.    Memory – recalling a form or visual details after 4-5 seconds.

    3.    Spatial relations – determining the position of objects in space in relation to other objects, as well as, determining which form is different when compared to other forms.

    4.    Form Constancy – locating a different sized or positioned form.

    5.    Sequential Memory – recalling a series of forms.

    6.    Figure Ground – locating a form that is hidden.

    7.    Closure – matching a form when the lines are incomplete.

     

     

     

    GREAT ACTIVITIES TO HELP PROMOTE VISUAL PERCEPTION

    • Matching or sorting objects (socks, utensils, rocks, toy animals, legos, coins, beads) by color, size, shape, and/or category
    • Playing I spy games, Where’s Waldo games, and memory games
    • Sequencing cards by number or letter order
    • Following pattern cards when copying peg or block designs
    • Sequencing beads into a pattern when stringing beads  
    • Completing mazes, jigsaw puzzles, cross word puzzles and word searches
    • Finding what is missing in the picture
    • Finding common shapes (circles, squares, rectangles, or triangles) hidden in the room.
    • Having child guess which letter, number, or shape was drawn on his back