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Learning Strategies - Overview

visual spatial processing

How Visual Spatial Deficits May Show
  • Problems with mathematics
  • Difficulties locating sentences embedded in a passage when reading
  • Difficulties using a separate answer sheet during a test
  • Difficulties copying from the board
  • Difficulties judging distance
  • Difficulties understanding the layout of a room or environment
  • Difficulties reading maps or directions

Skills that require the recognition of patterns, the distinguishing of shapes, the need to mentally manipulate shapes to solve problems, the skills to determine the distances and locations of items or people present difficulties for children with visual spatial deficits. 

Learn to read and search for images and text in a paragraph from left to right and top to bottom:

Word Search
Give your student a short paragraph to read and have him or her find a particular word in the paragraph.