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.