Visual Motor Skills

  • Visual motor skills (aka: hand-eye coordination) is using the information received through the vision system to coordinate the hands with control, in order to complete a task, such as handwriting or catching a ball. Visual scanning is essential for handwriting skills, puzzles, word searches, mazes, and many many functional tasks.

  • Red flags for visual motor skill difficulties include: 

    Letter reversal
    Poor line awareness in handwriting
    Poor margin use in written work
    Difficulty copying written work
    Trouble recognizing patterns and completing hands-on math problems
    Difficulty catching or kicking a ball
    Trouble with movement games like hopscotch.
    Difficulty with sports
    Difficulty drawing and copying pictures or shapes

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