Occupational therapy visual motor integration worksheet
What is the theory behind this Occupational therapy visual motor integration worksheet?
Visual Motor Integration is the coordination between our vision and hand movement which enables us to write, draw, build blocks etc. If visual information is not grasped correctly, the muscles will get an incorrect message. As a result, the individual will have jerky and inappropriate motor responses. Those who have a deficit in this area usually struggle in the academic field. Occupational therapy can help them to improve this ability through various exercises and techniques.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will assist with the ability to integrate and coordinate visual input with motor skills. The clients can improve their hand-eye coordination that will be helpful in tass like drawing or tracing etc
How to use this worksheet?
The worksheet consists of 2 levels. In level 1, trace the dotted lines and practice making straight lines. Then in level 2, the lines have twists and turns which will help in complex movements. Regular practice is required for this activity.
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Dankert, H. L., Davies, P. L., & Gavin, W. J. (2003). Occupational therapy effects on visual-motor skills in preschool children. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(5), 542–549. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.57.5.542