How OT's help
Whether your child's school have identified difficulties with their visual perception or you have concerns yourself, we can help. Childhood development is complex and not all children will move at the same pace, but some of the most common reasons for approaching us with concerns over visual perception include:
- Difficulty in identifying similarities and differences between letters
- Picking out objects from a cluttered space such as a book shelf
- Problems remembering the alphabet or other sequences
- Confusion in distinguishing between left and right
Our assessment process allows a specialist paediatric therapist to identify the nature of your child's difficulties with visual perception, and the reasons for them. Once identified, we can work with you and your child to put in place a plan to address them.
Packages of care
We are flexible around the needs of your child and family and offer a variety of treatment packages to ensure we provide the right solution for you. All of our interventions are oriented towards ensuring that you and your child see measurable improvements.
This might include one or more of the following:
- An eight-week block of one-to-one bespoke treatment sessions, delivered to your child at home or school, after which we will review and plan the next steps with you
- An intensive block of treatment delivered over the holidays - this is popular with overseas families, or those with limited weekend or after-school capacity in term time
- A home and school programme providing practical, everyday techniques, with advice and support to ensure that the approach is consistent throughout your child's day
- Attendance at a visual perception group at weekends or over the holidays
Common areas we work on
Through our assessment we will identify the specific areas of perception that your child is struggling with, and the source of these difficulties, allowing us to plan a targeted treatment programme.
Some of the most common areas that we would expect to be working on are:
- Visual memory
- Sensory processing
- Focusing on an object against a busy background
- Understanding the relationship of objects within an environment
- Working with parents and schools to ensure that the right approaches to building visual perception continue even when the OT is not present