FREE Visual Skills Training Worksheets

Vision is much more than having clear sight and healthy eyes. Vision is a learned skill that enables us to see the world around us. We learn how to move our eyes to the object we want to see, then follow the object and be able to say what it is. This is VITAL for being able to read and learn. These are special visual skills and a deficit in these will hinder a child (or adult) in learning. Some of these skills are:

Visual Tracking – Moving the eyes accurately, this is a fine motor skill. A problem with tracking can give difficulties for children to follow lines and words across a page of text.

Directionality – Being aware of right/left directions of objects and their position relative to the centre.

Visual Discrimination – Being aware of small differences in size, shape, direction, position etc of objects.

Visual Matching, Sorting and Memory – Making sense of the similarities or differences between objects. This is important in learning letters, words, numbers and how objects relate to one another.

Visual Spatial Awareness – Being aware of the space around them and how objects relate to that space. This can affect how well a child can move around, how well they can copy from the board as well as understanding mathmatics.

As part of The Reading Edge® assessment and therapy programmed for helping children to read and learn, we have produced some FREE visual skills training worksheets for your child to do at home to improve their visual skills. If you would like some worksheets for your child, please contact us using the form below or bring your child into the practice for a sight test.

If you feel that your child is struggling with reading, learning or with any of the skills above please contact the practice and we will be happy to provide a FREE visual symptoms assessment and then arrange an appointment for an in depth examination if necessary. (Please allow up to 48 for the FREE worksheets to be sent to by email)

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  • N Benten says:

    Dear Dr. Shah

    My 6,5 year old daughter has amblyopia, which was diagnosed about a year and a half ago. After an eye test we were given glasses , then after a few weeks the optician suggested gradual patching, starting 15 mins per day for a week, gradually increasing the time to an hour/day for about 6 months. Eventually we were referred to an eye clinic where a full time patching was prescribed straight away. We have been patching a few hours a day for about 3 months now, with no improvement. Eye clinic suggests to accept the condition and give up patching. They do not know any alternative methods of treatment or are able to provide us with the information on other specialists/clinics/vision centers for more help, insisting that this is the end of the road and nothing can be done. It is incredibly frustrating and a lot of time has been wasted. I refuse to accept this conclusion and won’t stop trying. I have started researching the condition online and the ‘vision therapy’ has been mentioned in a few articles. I could not find any local places that practice vision therapies (We live in Coulsdon, Surrey) and my search has led me to your clinic. I would appreciate any information or suggestions on what our next steps should be please: be that an appointment, a consultant you could recommend, details of the vision centers, practicing vision therapy, exercise sheets, etc.

    Very grateful in advance,

  • Ahmed Hussain says:

    Is it possible to do this treatment for a 19 year old?

  • Nicole says:

    I would like to worksheets please – I’m using them with a 3rd grader. Thank you!

  • Marut Patel says:

    Please send me more details for vision therapy with assessment cost and therapy thereafter.would be pleased if I get some free vision therapy sheets emailed over as well Thanks

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