Visual Perceptual Area Definitions - Position in Space
This perceptual ability is important to understanding directional language concepts such as in, out, up, down, in front of, behind, between, left, and right.
Children who reverse letters, especially b's, d's, p's and q's, experience difficulty with Position In Space perception. The child's confusion relates to what position the parts of the letter occupy in relation to one another or the position the symbol occupies in the overall space of the paper. For example, with b and d confusion (Is the circle to the left or to the right of the straight line?) and with b and p confusion (Is the straight line above or below the blue line on the paper?).