Visual Motor Integration
Visual motor skills are often referred to as visual motor integration. Visual motor integration results when the visual perceptual skills and motor skills effectively communicate and we can use our hands and eyes in a coordinated fashion. The coordination of these skills results in a child completing numerous daily activities. Children must have adequate visual motor skills in order to color, draw, complete puzzles and mazes, cut with scissors, catch a ball and build with blocks. Problems in this area can go undetected until late preschool or early elementary school.
Treatments based on individual needs include:
- Using a variety of activities and exercises that will focus on improving visual discrimination and visual memory to name a few.
- Participation in activities that require visual attention and moving their hands in a specific way e.g. using your index finger to make letters in sand on a tray.