Visual Processing (Gv)


The ability to generate, store, retrieve, and transform visual images.  This broad area of cognitive ability involves perceiving, analyzing, and thinking with visual patterns, spatial configurations and designs, as well as, spatial orientation.
Recommendations for Accommodations
  • Provide activities with manipulatives.
  • Provide copying, tracing, drawing activities.
  • Provide activities involving construction and design.
  • Verbally describe graphics and visually based concepts.
  • Provide support for tasks requiring spatial organization.
  • Provide interventions that are designed to develop the ability to discriminate visual features, mentally manipulate visual images, match and recall visual information.
  • Employ multisensory teaching methods.
  • Use verbal labeling to describe visual forms as they are manipulated and represented spatially.
  • Use interventions that are verbal, concrete, systematic, and reinforce organization and structure.
  • Enlarge print materials
  • Reduce the amount of visual information seen at one time.
  • Provide tools to support visual tracking.
  • Instruct in and allow for use of color coding.
  • Use auditory modalities to compensate for limitations in visual memory.
  • Use language to describe visual information.
  • Read written directions aloud.
  • Break assignments into clear, concise steps.
  • Give examples and point out the important details of visual information.
  • Draw attention to the part of the picture that contains information for a particular question.
  • Allow student to write answers on the same sheet of paper as the question.
  • Provide paper for writing and math work that has darker or raised lines to make boundaries more distinct.
  • Use a ruler as a reading guide.
  • Highlight or color code important information.
  • Before writing letters or essays, create an outline to simplify and organize ideas.