Visual processing doesn’t have to do with how well a child sees . . . it’s all about how their brain makes sense of what they see. For instance, some children with visual processing disorders have trouble recognizing an object when part of it is hidden. Or they might be unable to see how objects are grouped in relation to each other—which makes reading words (letters grouped together) very difficult. (By the way, it’s important to be sure to correct any physical vision issues, so they don’t further complicate a child’s visual processing challenges.)

If your child exhibits many of the symptoms in the checklist below, it may indicate a visual processing struggle. If that’s the case, you can bring learning within your child’s reach by getting a more formal evaluation and by using the many empowering educational resources that are available!