Shapes exist throughout our environment. The ability to identify common shapes is an important skill. These worksheets reinforce the learning process by combining two senses – vision (looking for specific shapes amongst others) and touch (tracing the outline of the shapes).
This file contains 10 worksheets.
Visual Perceptual Skills Addressed:
Visual Closure is the ability to recognize any given visual stimulus from an incomplete presentation (part of the stimulus is missing). The ability to identify what we are seeing without having to analyze every detail enables us to process information in our environment quickly.
In the “Similar Overlapping Dotted Shapes” worksheets, the student must mentally fill in the gaps in the lines of the shapes, in order to identify the whole shape.
Form Constancy is the ability to recognize any given visual stimulus as the same despite changes in its presentation, such as, size, color, texture, direction, orientation or context.
In the “Similar Overlapping Dotted Shapes” worksheets, the student must identify all the same shapes, despite changes in their presentation (different angles/positions, different sizes).
Figure Ground perception is the ability to screen out any irrelevant visual material when presented with a lot of visual information at one time (to locate the important stimulus without getting confused by the background or surrounding images). This skill is key for good attention and concentration.
To search for the shape that is specified in the question in the “Similar Overlapping Dotted Shapes” worksheets, the student must focus on that particular shape within the busy field of all the other overlapping shapes.
Visual Discrimination is the ability to identify differences and similarities between two or more visual stimuli by analyzing their individual characteristics and distinctive features.
In the “Similar Overlapping Dotted Shapes” worksheets, the student must compare the features of any similar looking shapes, for example, circle/oval or square/rectangle, in order to distinguish between them.
Visual Motor Integration
Visual Motor Integration relates to the coordination of visual perceptual skills with body movement (the use of visual information to guide a motor task). For fine motor tasks, the eyes inform the arm and hand muscles where to go like "follow the leader”, so that motor output matches visual input.
In the “Similar Overlapping Dotted Shapes” worksheets, the student's eyes must guide the movement of their hand in order to trace the outlines of the shapes in a fluid and controlled manner. Tracing encourages the accurate placement and movement of a pencil on a sheet of paper.
These worksheets form part of the Visual Perceptual Skills Builder - Level 1
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