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Visual Skills Necessary for Successful Learning
- Eye Tracking Skills – smooth and accurate eye movement while scanning across a printed page in a book (related to skipping and re-reading)
- Eye Movement Skills – ability to 1) hold the eyes steady, and 2) accurately move the eyes to the desired next location (shifting attention appropriately)
- Eye Focusing Abilities – change of focus from far to near and back again (for copying information from the board)
- Eye Teaming Skills – how well the eyes work together as a synchronized team (to converge for proper eye alignment for reading)
- Binocular Vision Skills – blending visual images from both eyes into a single, three-dimensional image
- Visual Processing Speed – ability to perform a visual task in an acceptable timeframe
- Visual Perceptual Skills – identify and understand what they see, judge its importance, and associate it with previous visual memories
- Visual-Motor Integration – high level eye-hand coordination proficiency, important not only for sports, but also for legible handwriting and the ability to efficiently copy written information
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