Visual Perceptual Skills

Visual perception is the ability to see and interpret (analyze and give meaning to) the visual information that surrounds us.
The process of “taking in” one’s environment is referred to as perception. If perception is inaccurate, incorrect or altered in any way – problems with reading, spelling, handwriting, math and comprehension occur. Visual perceptual skills involve the ability to organize and interpret the information that is seen and give it meaning. The importance of visual perceptual skills in academic success is agreed upon by many, acknowledging reading would not be possible without adequate visual perception.