Tag: vsa

Visual Signal Acquisition

Letter Find

    Letter Find   PURPOSE: To be able to find easily reversible letters (such as b or d) among a series of distractors. The client should be comfortably seated (see ‘Visual Hygiene‘). This activity reinforces laterality and builds visual…

Michigan Tracking

PURPOSE: To improve fine saccadic accuracy and speed. PROCEDURE 1: Select one of the following worksheets. Begin with something easy for the client, with larger fonts being easier than smaller. Underline the letters starting at the top left hand corner. When…

Hart Chart

See Also: 136 Letter Chart There are a number of ways to approach using Hart Charts and a few will be described here. Feel free to add your own variations on the themes described. PURPOSE: To develop the ability to…

Groffman Visual Tracing

    Groffman Visual Tracing Review Approaching Therapy and Good Stress: Task Loading if you haven’t read it in a while as the content is often expanded and updated. Groffman Visual Tracing is more of a technique than an activity. The idea is very…

Visual Signal Acquisition

  To learn more about the science behind our techniques, you can consult the Background document in the public wiki. These VSA resources will guide you and demonstrate activities to develop signal acquisition skills. Visual signal acquisition is complex, involving numerous muscles…

Yardstick and Origami

   Purpose: To develop awareness of peripheral visual information, to become aware of the periphery during movement, to develop fixation/localization/targeting skills, to deliberately alternate between central and peripheral visual awareness, and to improve eye teaming (binocular movement) skills. As an…

Monocular Tracing

  Monocular Tracing Worksheet  Purpose: To develop monocular VMI and VSA. Equipment: Paper/pencil, clicker (or you can tap two stones/spoons together, snap your fingers, click your tongue, say ‘go’, or use a metronome), eye patch/occluder, work sheet (see sample attached).…

Blow Ball

  Purpose: To strengthen convergence and near accommodative skills, and concentration and self-control. Materials: Ping pong ball. ‘Blow Ball Track’ – Take a paper towel tube and cut it in half lengthwise. Color/paint in three or four coloured lines at…

Trap the Marble

  Purpose: This is a fun and effective way of developing laterality sense and bilateral control. Material: Two spray can caps or two small plastic or paper cups, a marble Procedure: 1.  The child is to kneel on the floor,…

Eye Movement Control – Awareness

  PURPOSE:  The purpose of these activities is to help the patient develop understanding of how the eyes move, the ability to control these movements in a coordinated and effortless manner, and the ability to visually anticipate movement or change. Precise and…