Visual Motor Problems

When Discrimination is a Good Thing

Discrimination gets a bad rap because we so often associate it with social complexities, but discriminative movements concerned with manipulatory skills are necessary for school and life.  The discriminative movements we speak of here are in contrast with general movement, the opening category on body position and movement that Dr. Harry Wachs addresses in detail … Continue reading When Discrimination is a Good Thing

Activities to Develop Visual Spatial Knowledge: General Movement – Part 2

It’s Trampoline Time!  Harry Wachs suggests we introduce it early into VT programs, to help assimilate primitive and postural reflexes, progressing through the levels of Mental Maps, Coordination of Body Axes, and Integration of Body Components.  If there is severe retention of primitive reflexes, start with basic trampoline activities first.  Otherwise Harry suggests throwing the … Continue reading Activities to Develop Visual Spatial Knowledge: General Movement – Part 2