Visual Perceptual Area Definitions - Spatial Relationships

The perception of Spatial Relationships is the ability to understand and interpret relationships between: oneself and other people, for example - stand behind Mummy; between oneself and other objects, for example - put the chair in front of you; and objects in relation to other objects, for example - put your bag under your table.

Visual Spatial Perception provides us with information about our environment. The way a child perceives space and their position or orientation within that space can affect their gross motor skills. Children who have difficulty perceiving spatial relationships could have trouble with sequential tasks. They may find it difficult to put letters in the proper sequence while reading or spelling. For example, they may read the word "string" as "stiring" or spell it "srting." They may also have difficulty with sequencing the processes involved in solving problems.

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