Visual Processing Disorder and Visual Learning Disabilities
[callout float=right width=25%]ELI works in several ways
- to identify the root cause of the problem,
- to strengthen weak areas,
- to change the weak modalities of learning and
- to train the brain to integrate the information.[/callout]
Approximately 30% of our clients have difficulty in the area of visual memory. Visual processing involves remembering visual symbols or words and putting them in correct sequence. A visual processing deficit will affect the students’ ability to hold the information in memory long enough to be able to use the information for learning. Imagine, being unable to remember what you see and trying to copy a volume of information either from a textbook or blackboard to a piece of paper? A student with a visual memory deficit will also have difficulty remembering the sequences of numbers when copying math problems from the blackboard to a piece of paper. The student will generally write several numbers incorrectly, obviously, the answers will be incorrect. It also takes this type of student much longer to copy problems or words. Lack of adequate time results in incomplete assignments and lower grades.
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