Visual Processing Difficulties

A child with visual processing difficulties has a limited ability to make sense of information taken in through their eyes. Children with visual processing delays have difficulties in processing motion, space, pattern, light or form. These children show delays in many of these areas or in a single area.

Visual processing during every-day situations can be well developed, along with the ability to recall details of events or experiences that occurred months or years previously. However, specific visual processing delays can significantly impact on the child’s progress in school, including spelling, reading, maths and writing.

The Pro Ed Occupational Therapy team is able to identify and isolate the specific areas of delay and offer specifically tailored occupational therapy programmes for the unique needs of the individual child.

Early and appropriate intervention can produce big improvements in the child’s overall functioning and progress at school.