Visual Tracking – Definition, Exercises, and Activities

Visual tracking is the ability to control the eye movements using the oculomotor system (vision and eye muscles working together).

A key visual perceptual skill for children to develop is visual tracking. These skills develop at birth and continue to develop and advance as children get older. Teachers, pediatric occupational and physical therapists and parents should be educated on the importance of the development of all visual perceptual skills in children. What is visual tracking? […]

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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 […]

DIY Games to Encourage Visual Tracking Skills

DIY Games to Encourage Visual Tracking Skills

DIY Games to Encourage Visual Tracking Skills Visual perceptual skills require the ability to see, organize and interpret visual information.  There are many different types of visual perceptual skills that are explained in detail here.  Visual tracking is one type of visual perceptual skills.  Visual tracking is the ability to control the eye movements using the oculomotor […]

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5 Fine Motor, Gross Motor and Visual Tracking Activities with Pool Noodles

I LOVE pool noodles. So cheap and so versatile to encourage fine motor, visual and gross motor skills. Here are some things we have done with pool noodles to practice motor skills: 1. Pool Noodle Parts and Colored Chips   2. Pool noodle stick 3. Pool noodle seat 4. Motor Planning and Pool Noodles   […]

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Coordination, Visual Tracking, Timing and More!

This fun activity encourages bilateral coordination, timing, eye hand coordination, visual tracking skills and upper extremity muscle strengthening. The key to this activity is teaching the child to hit each balloon or ball with the right hand and left in a rhythmic, controlled pattern. Have fun with it! Need more activity ideas? Turn fine motor […]

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Find and Color Christmas Doodle Freebie

Find and Color Christmas Doodle is the latest freebie from a new download – Christmas Doodle Find.  This is a fun, no prep activity to practice visual tracking, visual discrimination and visual motor skills.  Find out more information at https://www.yourtherapysource.com/product/christmas-doodle-find/ Illustrations created by Vook and used under a Shutterstock license.

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Visual Tracking and Visual Motor Freebie

Here is a FREE sample activity from Find the Animals.  Challenge visual tracking, visual spatial and visual motor skills with this activity.  You can download the free puzzles here http://yourtherapysource.com/findanimalsfreebie.html [subscribe2] Get the complete download here http://yourtherapysource.com/findanimals.html

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Patterns, Patterns, Patterns

Here are 6 FREE sample pages from Patterns, Patterns, Patterns  which is a collection of over 50 visual perceptual activities involving patterns. Children will be challenged to draw the patterns and find shapes, numbers or objects in a pattern. The activity pages are in black and white. Patterns, Patterns, Patterns stimulates: visual motor skills visual […]

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Signs of Autism at 1 Month

The August issue of Pediatrics reports on a retrospective study over 11 years of over 2100 NICU newborns. The researchers discovered that the infants who later received a diagnosis of autism had a higher incidence of persistant neurobehavioral abnormalities such as increased upper extremity muscle tone and asymmetrical visual tracking at one month of age. […]