20 Strategies to Help Learners Improve Their Visual Perception Skills

Are you looking for easy tips to improve students memory and recall? If so, keep reading.

1. Get the student’s vision reviewed if it has not been recently reviewed.

2. Provide the student the chance to find objects that are the same or varied in size, shape, color, etc.

3. Get the student to sort objects according to size, shape, color, etc.

4. Get the student to use play equipment such as a ladder, jungle gym, teeter-totter, or balance beam to become more aware of body position in space.

5. Get the student to finish partially drawn figures, words, numbers, etc.

6. Get the student to use images from magazines, catalogs, etc., to recognize features and body portions.

7. Get the student to build an object according to a pattern (e.g., construction toys, blocks, etc.).

8. Get the student to take part in sequencing learning activities (e.g., put numbers in order, space images in the correct order, etc.).

9. Get the student to pick out specific objects from images, around the classroom, in their surroundings, while on the playground, etc.

10. Get the student to perform an assortment of learning activities such as tracing, cutting, coloring, pasting, etc.

11. Get the student to finish jigsaw puzzles, beginning with simple self-made puzzles and progressing to more complex puzzles.

12. Create an assortment of learning activities for the student using a pegboard.

13. Give the student an assortment of classifying learning activities (e.g., from simple classifying of types of clothes, cars, etc., to more complex classifying of which things would be located at specific stores, etc.).

14. Get the student to find specific shapes in the room (e.g., the door is a rectangle; the clock is a circle, etc.).

15. Give the student simple designs to be replicated with blocks, sticks, paper, etc.

16. Get the student to find objects by looking at the outline of objects on a cardboard silhouette, etc.

17. Minimize visual stimuli on a worksheet or in a book by covering up all of the page except the learning experience on that the student is working.

18. Get the student to repeat the names of objects, shapes, numbers, or words presented to them for a limited period.

19. Give the student an assortment of exercises in which they must find the missing portions, common objects, etc.

20. Give the student an assortment of visual recall tasks (e.g., the student writes numbers, shapes, and words they were shown for a specific time, etc.).

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