The list below summarizes some of the mistakes a child may make when completing their schoolwork due to visual perceptual problems. It will serve as a tool to help you identify if your child struggles with aspects of visual perception:
Difficulty distinguishing between similar forms, for example, circle/oval, square/rectangle.
Confuses similar letter symbols, for example, u/v; r/n; p/q/g.
Reverses letters and numbers, for example, b/d.
Difficulty classifying things (struggles to see similarities and differences).
Misreads words, substitutes words or omits words when reading.
Looses his place when copying from the board.
Difficulty looking up words in a dictionary or places on a map.
Difficulty drawing a straight line between two boundaries.
Poor grasp of spatial terms, for example, in, out, over, in between, below.
Poor judgment of spacing in writing.
Slow motor speed in writing.
Reads from right to left, for example, mad for dam, tap for pat.
Confused with the order of vowels in words, for example, oa/ao, ou/uo.
Poor drawing skills (parts may be scattered or have incorrect orientation).
Difficulty telling a story in the correct sequence.