Visual/spatial perception is the ability to make sense of what is seen. The visual/spatial relationship is the relationship between the position of two or more objects in relation to each other, and in relation to one’s self. The ability to successfully perceive how one object relates to another object is a critical skill in reading, math, and handwriting. Children who have impaired visual/spatial perception skills may have trouble distinguishing symbols and shapes and the direction those objects are facing. They may also have trouble judging heights and distances, so they may seem clumsy. Shape puzzles, matching activities, activities that allow kids to see a design and reproduce it with beads or blocks, stacking and nesting toys, hidden picture books, mazes, and dot-to-dots help improve several components of visual/spatial perception.

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