What is the theory behind this Occupational therapy visual closure worksheet?
When we are able to identify an object only by looking at half of it, this means we have visual closure. Individuals with problems in visual closure find reading, completing mazes, puzzles, and finding missing items very difficult. Occupational therapy helps people with this difficulty in recognizing half hidden objects.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help the clients to work on the skills that develop visual closure. Through repeated practice they will be able to identify from shapes to complex objects.
Through repeated practice they will be able to identify from shapes to complex objects.
How to use this worksheet?
This worksheet consists of two levels of difficulty. In level one the clients are required to figure out the name of the simpler shapes. After some practice, level 2 requires them to guess the complex images based on the visible half.
Occupational therapy visual closure worksheet
Deirdre M. Cooke, Kryss McKenna & Jennifer Fleming (2005) Development of a standardized occupational therapy screening tool for visual perception in adults, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 12:2, 59-71,
Read, D. E. (1988). Age-related changes in performance on a visual-closure task. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 10(4), 451–466. https://doi.org/10.1080/01688638808408252
You can download this worksheet here.