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Eye Movements and ADHD

Children with ADHD have decreased attention span and inhibition and increased hyperactivity and impulsivity.  Recent research discussed eye movements and ADHD.  Approximately 3-7% of school-aged children have ADHD, therefore, learning more about the visual system of these children is important.

Eye Movements and ADHD Children with ADHD have decreased attention span and inhibition and increased hyperactivity and impulsivity.  Recent research discussed eye movements and ADHD.  Approximately 3-7% of school-aged children have ADHD, therefore, learning more about the visual system of these children is important. Research on the Visual System and ADHD There has been a considerable […]

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10 Strategies to Help Students Focus

10 Strategies to Help Students Focus

10 Strategies to Help Students Focus Classrooms are busy places! A student’s visual focus and attention can dart around the room due to the many distractions.  Other students, teachers, doors opening, windows, lights, bulletin boards, whiteboards, computer screens, the list goes on and on of what can disrupt students’ visual focus and attention.  Here are […]

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Funny Faces Freebie

This Funny Faces Freebie is great fun to download, print and create for the kids.  To start, download the freebie (see below).  Once you print the Funny Faces Freebie page, cut apart the rectangles.  You can either have the children cut apart the cards to practice scissor skills or an adult can cut apart the […]

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Neck and Trunk Exercises Help with Hand Function and Visual Perceptual Skills

The Journal of Physical Therapy Science published research examining the effects of neck and trunk stabilization exercises on hand function and visual perceptual skills in 11 school aged children with cerebral palsy (GMFCS I-III). Each participant was evaluated using the Jebson-Taylor hand function test and the Korean Developmental Test of Visual Perception-2 (K-DTVP-2) test.  Kinesitherapy […]

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Block Play and Spatial Awareness

Developing the skills to express and understand spatial skills are the first step in understanding spatial ability and awareness such as math skills, visual perceptual skills and body awareness. Child Development published research on the importance of block play in over one hundred preschoolers. The children in the study who were better at copying block […]

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Handwriting Speed Associated with Manipulation and Visual Perceptual Skills

The British Journal of Occupational Therapy examined 39 typically developing 6-8 year old children to determine whether visual perceptual, visual-motor integration and in-hand manipulation skills were associated with manuscript handwriting speed.  Each participant completed Beery–Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration – 6th edition (DTVMI), the Developmental Test of Visual Perception – 3rd edition (DTVP-3), the Test […]

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15 Pre-Handwriting Factors Leading to Successful Handwriting in Children

A recent 33 question survey on the pre-handwriting factors needed for successful handwriting was completed in 2015 by 535 occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants (from the USA).   The responses from the OT/COTAs indicated the following:  95% answered that the ability of a child to copy vertical lines, horizontal lines, circles, squares and triangles […]

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Butterflies, Bugs and Blocks

Print this Butterfly, Bugs and Blocks freebie to practice fine motor, visual motor, visual closure and visual discrimination skills.  You can download the freebie at Your Therapy Source Inc. Need more building block ideas?  Check out the freebies and download with Building Block Patterns and Games.

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Visual Perceptual Clothes Pin Games

I am so excited about this new download, Visual Perceptual Clothes Pin Games, that combines visual perceptual skills, hand strengthening and play skills. The first game is the Dinosaur Shadow Game.  It includes four different dinosaurs to pin your clothes pins on if your dinosaur matches the shadow on the board game. The next game […]

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Eggs-actly the Same Visual Discrimination and Visual Spatial Puzzle

Challenge visual spatial and visual discrimination skills with this puzzle.  Can you find the two cards that are exactly the same?  Download the puzzle Eggs-Actly the Same puzzle from Your Therapy Source. Get more Spring Visual Perceptual Puzzles.