Visual motor skills refer to the coordination between a child’s visual perception and motor skills. These skills are used by child throughout the course of many daily activities including handwriting, coloring, cutting, and more. Therapy can also target gross visual motor skills including those used in sporting activities (e.g. catching or throwing a ball at a target).
Chicago Occupational Therapy works with children to build essential visual motor and handwriting skills that are required for daily tasks. If a child experiences challenges with visual perception, motor skills, or both, they may experiences significant difficulties in school and other daily activities.
Occupational therapy will work on visual motor skills to improve activities such as:
- Tasks requiring hand-eye coordination