Visual Motor Skills

Visual Motor Skills

A child who has difficulty with visual motor skills has a hard time completing tasks that involve eye-hand coordination.

This can include:

  • Completing puzzles or connect-the-dots.
  • Understanding concepts such as in, out, on, under, next to, up, down, in front of.
  • Seeing the difference between similar letters, shapes or objects, and may confuse the letters d and b, or p and q.
  • Reversing numbers or letters when writing.
  • Remembering left and right.
  • Telling the order of symbols, words or images (sequencing).
  • Skipping lines when reading.
  • Remembering the alphabet in sequence,
  • Dressing (i.e. matching shoes or socks).
  • Having trouble staying within the lines or margins when writing.
  • Bumping into things
  • Difficulty copying from a book or the board
  • Remembering sight words.
  • Having trouble finding a specific piece of information or object on a page, such as “Where’s Waldo”
  • Keeping organized, and may appear messy
  • Forgetting homework assignments
  • Loses track of time.

If you have concerns about your child’s visual motor skills, consult with your health care practitioner or contact our office to arrange an assessment.