Solution Name: Manipulating and Constructing Objects
Children use visual-spatial processing skills to read maps, follow dance moves and solve some math problems.
They also need these skills to make sense of letters and numbers.
Most tasks that involve visual-spatial processing skills also require additional visual processing skills.
Math requires visual-spatial processing skills. For example, to solve a problem like 10+2=12, a child must:
Perceive how numbers and symbols are placed in relation to each other on a page and how that placement matters when solving an equation (this also involves visual-sequencing skills).
Be able to align numbers vertically so she can add or subtract multi-digit numbers.
Visual-spatial- Additional Information
Visual-spatial problems may interfere with a child’s ability to perform math problems correctly. Examples of visual-spatial difficulties include:
misaligning numerals in columns for calculation
problems with place value that involves understanding the base ten system
trouble interpreting maps and understanding geometry
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