Processing Deficit (Visual) (3B)
Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted or processed. The student may find it difficult to visually discriminate in terms of foreground-background, forms, size, and position in space. Students with visual processing disorders have difficulty accurately or quickly synthesizing and/or analyzing visually presented information. Specifically, students with visual processing deficits may have problems understanding, detecting, or interpreting visual information such as spatial relationships, figure-ground discrimination, object recognition, whole/part relationships, or visual closure. Visual processing deficits include the reversal and rotation of letters and numbers.
- Bender Gestalt Visual Motor Test: Score at or under the 35th percentile rank.
- Wechsler Scales (WISC IV, WAIS, IV), Block Design: Score at or under the 35th percentile rank.
- Wechsler Scales (WISC IV, WAIS, IV), Object Assembly: Score at or under the 35th percentile rank.
- Wechsler Scales (WISC IV, WAIS, IV), Picture Completion: Score at or under the 35th percentile rank.
- Woodcock-Johnson (WCJ III COG), Visual Spatial Thinking: Score at or under the 35th percentile rank.
- Do you often feel like visual information presented in lecture moves too fast?
- Do you have trouble identifying the important information in a diagram?
- Do you have difficulty following visual instructions such as maps or an assembly diagram?
- Do you misspell words that you know how to spell but somehow you reverse or rotate letters?
- What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?
- National Center for Learning Disabilities: Visual Processing Disorders
- LD Online: Visual and Auditory Processing Disorders
- National Center for Learning Disabilities
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