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Link Between Reading, Visual Perception, and Visual–Motor Integration

Link Between Reading, Visual Perception, and Visual–Motor Integration

Link Between Reading, Visual Perception, and Visual–Motor Integration Decoding written words is a key component to developing the ability to read.  In order to decode, children need adequate visual perceptual skills.  Recent research published in Dyslexia discussed the link between reading, visual perception, and visual–motor integration using the Developmental Test of Visual Perception version 2 (DTVP-2).  The […]

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Visual Motor Integration Skills and Speech Sounds

Perceptual and Motor Skills  published research on visual motor integration skills in children with speech sound disorders (SSD).  A SSD is defined as a “persistent difficulty with speech sound production that interferes with speech intelligibility or prevents verbal communication of messages”.  Visual motor integration (VMI) is defined as the coordination of visual and motor functioning, which is closely related […]

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Visual-motor Connectivity Disruption and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Biological Psychiatry published research comparing resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans from 100 8- to 12-year-old children of which 50 had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The results were analyzed and functional connectivity was estimated between visual and motor systems. Brain-behavior relationships were evaluated by regressing functional connectivity measures with social deficit […]

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Color By Copy – Visual Motor and Visual Spatial Activity

Download these free visual motor and visual spatial activities.  Simply color the picture on the right exactly like the picture on the left.  You can download color by copy freebie here http://yourtherapysource.com/freecolorbycopy [subscribe2]       Title: Color Coding By: Your Therapy Source Summary: 40+ pages to encourage visual discrimination and visual motor skills with color coding […]

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Lines, Lines and More Lines Free Sample Pages

Here are two free sample pages from the latest download – Lines, Lines and More Lines.  Practice pre-writing strokes and pencil control with this fun packet.  You can get the freebies here http://yourtherapysource.com/linesfreebie.html [subscribe2]

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Spring Time Tulips – Finish the Picture

Here is a Spring time freebie to practice visual motor skills and attention to detail with this tulip picture. Check out the complete packet – Finish the Picture Spring Edition. Finish the Picture – Spring Edition This download collection includes 20 pictures to copy the patterns with a Spring theme.  There are 10 easy pictures and 10 more […]

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Springtime Visual Perceptual Freebie

Download this visual discrimination freebie from Spring Visual Perceptual Puzzles. Get more information about entire Spring Visual Perceptual Puzzle packet. [subscribe2]

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Easy Visual Motor Activity

Here is a simple activity to set up that incorporates fine motor and visual motor skills. 1.  Download the template for the activity at http://yourtherapysource.com/freeeasyvisual.html 2.  Ask the child to put stickers in each box.  If you do not have stickers, the child can cut out different shapes.  Glue the shapes in each box. 3.  Ask […]

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Step By Step Directions for a Mini Snowman Scene

After seeing this artist trading card idea at Art Projects for Kids (excellent website by the way), I thought this would make a wonderful craft projects for children who can benefit from practicing fine motor skills, scissor skills, sequencing, visual motor skills and creativity. You can download the one page step by step directions fro the […]

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Follow that Monster Visual Perceptual Activity

Challenge visual discrimination, visual spatial relationships and visual motor skills with this free printable.  Download just in time for Valentine’s Day at http://yourtherapysource.com/vpvalentinefree.html [subscribe2]