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:
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