Tag: vsa

Visual Signal Acquisition

Eye Movement Control – Marsden Ball

  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. …

Bean Bag Toss

  Purpose: To develop bilateral control, VMI, and spatial awareness. Material: Two pails/buckets/bowls, small beanbags (or other soft, non-bouncy, small objects for tossing), paper, pencil, balance board. Procedure: Patient stands about six feet from the bucket and is instructed: 1. …

Continuous Motion

See Also: Continuous Motion Eye-Hand Download: Continuous Motion PURPOSE: To improve planning of visually guided fine motor movements.PROCEDURE: On the attached worksheet, circle the number 1 as long as needed until number 2 is found, then draw a line to the…

Continuous Motion Eye-Hand

See Also: Continuous Motion Download and print: 291 Continuous Motion Eye-Hand 292 Continuous Motion Worksheet CONTINUOUS MOTION, EYE-HAND PURPOSE: To develop rhythmic, accurate eye-hand movement and a wide field of vision APPARATUS: Chalkboard, paper and pencil, sample worksheet (supplied) METHOD: 1.…

bdpq Sorting

262 bdpq Sorting 263 bdpq Matching Chart 1 264 bdpq Sorting Chart 2 See Also: pdbq Introduction: Don’t let the names confuse you, bdpq and pdbq are indeed variations on the same exercise. They are, however, different and approach the…

Scissor Activities

Scissors Activity Purpose: To develop and enhance eye-hand coordination, visual perception and spatial concepts through a series of sequential scissors activities for beginners Apparatus: Appropriate right- or left-hand blunt scissors, construction paper Methods: 1. Random Fringing:  Use a 6″ square…

Calendar-Book Rock

  Purpose: To develop rapid and accurate shifts in focusing (accommodation) between near and far targets while processing information. Material: Calendar or Letter Charts (available here), a book, magazine, or below grade-level reading material. The letters should be very easy…

Pursuit Reading

  Purpose: To improve eye movement skills while reading. To pay attention to the foreground figure, and actively suppress/ignore the background. Material: Reading material to be read for comprehension, so it should be at an appropriate level and not too…

Chalkboard Directionality Fixations

  180 Chalkboard Directionality Fixations     Purpose: To develop VSA skills, directionality, and bilateral control under a controlled stress condition. Material: Download and print the attached document. Walking rail (a simple 2×4 is perfect). Paper, pencils, tape, or blackboard/chalk,…

Jensen Rock

  Purpose: To develop accuracy of focusing (accommodation) and localization in each eye when looking from near to far. Equipment/Material: The nearpoint target should be two cards with identical reading material on each. The reading material can be simple or…