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                                  VISUAL-PERCEPTUAL SKILLS

  Visual perception.A practical definition of visual perception is the capacity to interpret or give meaning to what is seen. This definition includes recognition, insight, and interpretation at the higher levels of the central nervous system of what is seen (Buktenica 1968).



v  Visual discrimination. A child’s ability to match or determine exact char­acteristics of two forms when one of the forms is among similar forms. (i.e what is different, find the same).

v  Visual memory.A child’s ability to remember for immediate recall (after four or five seconds) all of the characteristics of a given form, and being able to find this form from an array of similar forms.

v  Visual-spatial relationships.A child’s ability to determine, from among five forms of identical configuration, the one single form or part of a single form that is going in a different direction from the other forms. (copying shapes from one item to another)

v  Visual form constancy. A child’s ability to see a form, and being able to find that form, even though the form may be smaller, larger, rotated, reversed, and/or hidden.

v  Visual sequential memory.A child’s ability to remember for immediate re­call (after four or five seconds) a series of forms from among four separate series of forms. (remembering telphone numbers)

v  Visual figure-ground.A child’s ability to perceive a form visually, and to find this form hidden in a conglomerated ground of matter.

    (hidden pictures)

v  Visual closure.A child’s ability to determine, from among four incomplete forms, the one that is the same as the stimulus form (i.e., the completed form).