Visual Skills Overview

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Course Overview

The objective of visual skills is for your child to be independently able to follow simple visual cues and instructions.

Visual Skills

The objective of visual skills is for your child to be independently able to follow simple visual cues and instructions.
Visual skills are a great tool to teach your child the basic skills for reading and attending to a task visually. Typical children learn to visually attend by observation and trial and error. Children with autism often time do not have that innate ability. Therefore they need be taught to visually attend. The easiest way to start this process is by matching identical cards, then objects and later on move to more complex visual skills such as building a block structure as seen on a picture or copy a drawn picture. It might take your child a couple days/weeks/months to understand the programs and successfully complete them. Do not get frustrated and do not give up. Be patient. Only consistency and following through will teach your child a new skill.
What topics we will be discussing in our Visual Skills area.

  • Matching Objects
  • Matching Cards
  • Puzzles
  • Choices
  • Blocks
  • Drawing
  • Mazes
  • Sequencing
  • Patterns
  • Increasing a field
  • Finding things/objects in books (scanning)

Data and Skill Tracking Sheets

For information on “how to” use the Data & Skill Tracking Sheets, please visit this page here and download forms. You will need these sheets for each lesson below, stored in binder.

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