Visual-perceptual definitions

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Visual Discrimination

Ability to distinguish exact characteristics and distinctive features among similar objects or forms to allow one the ability for successful environmental interaction.
Ex. child has a hard time distinguish between workds like rean/run or was/saw

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Visual memory

ability to recall and use visual information from the past. Retained memory of objects when the visual stimulation is no longer present.
Ex. Children with poor visual memory may struggle with comprehension

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Visual spatial-Relationships

ability to distinguish differences among similar objects or forms. The capacity to localize objects in relation to each other and understand the location of objects with respect to ones self.
ex. can judge distances, distinguish forms, and separate objects from surrounding background. related to problem solving and conceptual skills required for higher level science and math.

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Visual form constancy

ability to mentally manipulate forms and visualize the resulting outcomes.
ex. skill helps children distinguish differences in size, shape, and orientation. May frequently reverse letters and numbers.

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Visual Sequential Memory

Ability to remember forms or characters in correct order.
ex. spelling, letter omissions, addition, or transpositions within words are common for children. Recognizing and remembering patters my also be a problem.

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Visual Figure Ground

The ability to perceive and locate a form or object within a busy field without getting confused by the background or surrounding images.
ex. skills keeps children from getting lost in details. Children with poor figure0ground become easily confused with too much print on the page, affecting their concentration and attention. difficulty scanning text to locate specific information.

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Visual Closure

Ability to visualize a complete while when given incomplete information or partial picture.
ex. skill helps children read and comprehend quickly, their eyes don't have to individually process every letter in every word for them to quickly recognize the word by sight; also help children recognize inferences and predict outcomes. Children with poor visual closure may have difficulty completing a thought. May also confuse similar objects with words, especially words with close beginnings or endings.