Perception / Spatial

Handwriting has many spatial requirements such as direction, size, shape, slope, and positioning. Spatial problems can make it very difficult for children to create a legible print. Visual discrimination is required to distinguish between similar and mirror letters. 


Classroom accommodations may include:

  • Teachers say the instructions out loud, demonstrate them and provide a handout. T

  • Provide thickly lined, coloured or highlighted paper. 

  • Set tasks that require auditory feedback when possible,

  • Enlarging an image or piece of text can help reduce visual noise and make it easier for a child to focus during reading.

  • Teach them how to touch-type on a computer. 

  • Encourage using a ruler or bookmark to guide the eyes during reading. 

  • Larger print books may make it easier to process letters, which can have a positive impact on reading comprehension. 

  • Include some activities that don’t require students to use their eyes. Processing visual input all day can be exhausting so plan lessons that require children to use other senses, such as their ears or sense of touch. 

  • Pair students up with a note-taking buddy so they can concentrate on learning instead of struggling to record information. 

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  • Powick CofE Primary School
  • 42 Malvern Road, Powick, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 4RT