Age Group : 6+
Laid out in a colourful, interactive and easy-to-use format, this book is addressed to special education needs teachers, occupational therapists, logopedists, parents and schoolteachers who aim to support children in developing and strengthening their skills. It introduces a set of games and activities that build and enhance visual perceptual skills in an exciting way.
Visual discrimination denotes the ability to perceive the similarities and subtle differences in objects and forms. Children with learning deficits have difficulty mastering visual discrimination. They often find it hard to identify the similarities and differences between vowels and consonants; in consequence, they reverse, omit or add letters when reading or writing a word. For example, if they cannot understand the differences between the words “foster” and “faster”, they have difficulty discriminating vowels, while if this difficulty pertains to consonants –as in the case of “caper” and “cater”– it implies consonant discrimination deficits.
In this book, you will learn that visual perceptual skills influence several aspects of human development and everyday life, ranging from (mixed) motor skills to essential life aptitudes.
This book comprises inter alia:
- 156 worksheets
- activities requiring an ability to visually detect differences and similarities in a wide range of variables such as colour, shape, size, orientation, numbers, syllables and words. More specifically, there are exercises on two-digit and three-digit numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters as well as on two-syllable, three-syllable and polysyllabic words of a simple or complex phonotactic structure.
- 4 interactive games.
- Visual perception, definition, categories
- Visual perception and dyslexia
- Visual discrimination, definition
- Visual discrimination deficits
- Compensatory strategies
- Visual discrimination of colours, shapes, size, distance and position in space
- Visual discrimination and academic skills
- Content analysis
Level 1: Visual discrimination activities
- Visual colour discrimination
- Visual shape discrimination
- Visual size discrimination
- Visual orientation discrimination
Level 2: Visual discrimination activities
- Visual discrimination of lowercase and uppercase letters
- Visual discrimination of syllables
- Visual discrimination of words with a VCV phonotactic structure
- Visual discrimination of numbers
- Visual discrimination of two-digit numbers
- Visual discrimination of three-digit numbers
Level 3: Visual discrimination activities
- Visual discrimination of two-syllable words with a simple and complex phonotactic
- Visual discrimination of three-syllable words with a simple and complex phonotactic
- Visual discrimination of polysyllabic words with a simple and complex phonotactic
Interactive games and activities
Type: Paper or PDF file
Number of pages: 215
Author: Alice Kassotaki–Speech Pathologist, MSc, BSc
Translation & Proofreading: Maria Rigli