Cognition and Perception

• Memory skills

• Puzzle skills

• Attentional skills

• Visual processing skills

Areas we treat:

• Visual discrimination – finding the similarities and differences between things

• Visual spatial relationships – recognition of a picture

• Visual sequential memory – being able to recall a sequence of pictures/symbols/letters/numbers after a brief period of time

• Visual memory – recognition of a picture/shape/symbol that has previously been memorized

• Visual form constancy – being able to identify a shape when it is resized or rotated

• Visual figure ground – finding an object within a busy background

What to look out for in your child:

• Inattention and distractibility to written and or reading tasks

• Difficulty in letter recognition and letter reproduction

• Reversal of letters, e.g. b for d, p for q

• Difficulty copying from a blackboard or a whiteboard

• Poor orientation of puzzle pieces – “gives up”

• Poor at following instructions

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