Wednesday, September 19, 2012

visual perception disorder

As an aspiring teacher, I searched for perception disorders in children. One of the main challenges in the classroom is the visual perception disorder, also referred to as visual processing disorder. Children diagnosed with this disorder have trouble making sense of the information taken in through the eyes. Difficulties in perceiving objects in relation to others (spatial relation) is most common in the classroom. Some students cannot recognize when certain digits are supposed to be together to make a single number such as “13.” Children who have this disorder may also mix up similarly shaped letters like “p” and “q.”  While this disorder sounds like a case of dyslexia, VPD is actually just a small part of it in conjunction with auditory perception issues. A couple ways to accommodate visual perception issues such as the ones mentioned above is to use enlarged print for readings and use paper with darker lines for writing.


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