Our occupational therapists are trained to identify and treat control and coordination of eye movements. This is not the same as visual acuity, or 20/20 vision, which is assessed by an optometrist. Ocular motor skills include visual tracking and pursuits, convergence, saccades and fluidly crossing midline in the vertical and horizontal planes. Additionally, our occupational therapists are trained to identify difficulties with visual perception which can include visual memory, spatial relationships, visual discrimination, figure ground, visual closure, and form constancy. Difficulties with ocular motor control and/or visual perception can impact many childhood activities, such as reading, writing, and motor development.
For more information on the identification and treatment of ocular motor and visual perception difficulties, please contact us.