Visual Perceptual skills are important for everyday learning, play and academic performance. Our Visual Perception is made up of different Visual Perceptual sub-skills and if one of these sub-areas are poorly developed, a child’s visual perception as a whole will be affected.
•Visual Attention: The ability to focus on important visual information and filter out unimportant background information.
•Visual Discrimination: The ability to determine differences or similarities in objects based on size, colour, shape, etc.
•Visual Closure: The ability to recognise a form or object when part of the picture is missing.
•Visual Figure Ground: The ability to locate something in a busy background.
•Visual Spatial Relationships: Understanding the relationships of objects within the environment.
•Visual Memory: The ability to recall visual traits of a form or object.
•Visual Sequential-Memory: The ability to recall a sequence of objects in the correct order.
•Visual Form Constancy: The ability to know that a form or shape is the same, even if it has been made smaller/larger or has been turned around.