• Visual Motor & Visual Perception

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

    These skills include:

    • Visual discrimination - matching two objects that are the same
    • Visual memory - the ability to remember visual information
    • Form constancy - the ability to notice that two objects are the same even if they are different in size, color, etc.
    • Figure ground - the ability to find an object when it is hidden in a busy background (e.g. “Where’s Waldo”)
    • Visual closure - the ability to identify two objects that are the same even if part of one is missing

    Visual motor skills enable a child to coordinate their eyes and hands to draw and write. Children may have difficulty with copying shapes, handwriting, lining up math problems, etc.

    Why Choose Us?

    At Cincinnati Children's, we have the environment and resources to provide developmentally appropriate treatment sessions and home programs to help your child develop visual perceptual and motor skills to promote optimal performance. Occupational therapists at Cincinnati Children’s are trained in evaluation and treatment of problems with visual skills. The therapist will work with your child to improve their abilities at home, in school, and in the community.

    Who Can Benefit?

    Children who can benefit may have difficulty with:

    • Mazes
    • Doing puzzles
    • Remembering sight words\
    • Finding information on a page
    • Writing letters and/or numbers
    • Legibility of hand writing 

    Location of Service

    Occupational therapists, trained in evaluation and treatment of problems with visual skills, are available at all outpatient and inpatient neighborhood locations.

  • We provide developmentally appropriate treatment sessions and home programs to help your child develop visual perceptual and motor skills.

    We provide developmentally appropriate treatment sessions and home programs to help your child develop visual perceptual and motor skills.

  • Our Treatments and Services

    We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.

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  • Contact US

    For more information about the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, call 513-636-4651 or email us at otpt@cchmc.org.

    To schedule an appointment with OT, PT, or the Motion Analysis Lab, call 513-636-4651 and select option 1.

    To talk with a Financial Services Representative, call 513-636-4651 and select option 2.