The student with Visual Processing Disorder has problems processing signals that come in through the eyes. There may be difficulty with visual discrimination between two images or between an image and its background (visual figure-ground discrimination).
Visual Processing Disorder may affect visual sequencing, causing the student to skip lines while reading or to reverse numbers. The student may have difficulty with visual-motor processing, over-reaching for objects, knocking things over unintentionally.
Long and short term visual memory may be impaired and the student may not recall what was seen or read. There may be visual-spatial difficulties affecting the way the student perceives how close or how far objects are in relation to one another.
Visual closure may also be impaired, presenting difficulties with ‘filling in the blanks’ tests and with identifying images in which a part of an object is missing. Reversal of letters and symbols is also common with Visual Processing Disorder.
Educational programs that accommodate and compensate for the learning differences of these students are required.
Lear Educational Center provides tutoring designed to meet their individual needs, including structured time strategies and techniques.
Our programs foster enthusiasm, comprehension and retention. They feature:
Multi-sensory teaching (sight, hearing, touch and movement) to encourage and maintain interest.
Visual, spoken and written explanations of concepts which assist the students to image and verbalize the reasoning of the concept.
Gradual introduction of new concepts and skills with frequent review so as to enhance recollection of prior learning and promote mastery of basics.
An emphasis on comprehension and retention so that students can effectively progress through more complex levels.
Introduction of strategies which the student can use to meet the learning challenges of today as well as the classroom challenges of tomorrow.
We use programs that are widely acclaimed for their success in teaching students with learning differences. These programs include Lindamood-Bell, Saxon, Wilson and Orton-Gillingham.