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Free President’s Day Visual-Motor Slide Deck
This article provides helpful exercises to help kids with their visual-motor skills with a President’s Day theme. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
We are excited to share our President’s Day visual-motor slide deck with you! This slide deck focuses on strengthening a child’s visual-motor skills.
One of the more common issues a child struggles with when it comes to reading and writing is visual processing. If the child can’t process what they see on the page or on the chalkboard, they may fall behind on their reading and writing skills.
Exercises, like in this visual-motor slide deck, help kids process the information they see on the slide deck and then put it to movement.
The President’s Day visual-motor slide deck is fun, playful and challenging for those kids who are struggling with visual processing or those who need to improve their motor skills. Use the slide deck at home, in your in-person therapy sessions or in an online setting.
Why strengthen visual-motor skills?
If a child can’t read or write, sometimes we think it could be dyslexia or that the child may need glasses. This is true in some cases, but there are several kids who just need to bolster their visual processing skills.
Visual processing is when the child’s eyes take in what they are seeing and then the brain processes the information they gathered through their visual system. When there is a breakdown in a child’s visual system, they often struggle with cognitive and motor tasks.
This is especially true if the child is struggling with their visual-motor skills. Kids need to process the visual information they receive through their eyes to coordinate their movements with other parts of their bodies.
I often hear parents say…
“My child always runs into people or furniture.”
“My child can’t write their words in a straight line.”
“My child skips works or sentences when they read.”
All of these observations could be due to an underdeveloped visual-motor system.
If a child hasn’t fully developed their visual-motor skills you may find the child:
- Struggles to write within the lines or margins of their paper.
- May bump or run into furniture, walls or people.
- Has trouble in sports or with coordination and balance.
These President’s Day visual-motor exercises were designed to help kids process information on the page while coordinating their body with the information they process.
For more details on eight visual processing disorders, click here.
Free President’s Day Visual-Motor Slide Deck
This fun President’s Day visual-motor slide deck is meant for parents, therapists and educators to help kids with their visual processing skills. This free slide deck can be uploaded to a Google drive and used in an online setting or during in-person therapy sessions.
When completing the visual-motor slide deck, ensure the child has plenty of room to move about the space around them. If the child has trouble processing the movements on the slide deck, perform the exercises with them or only focus on one movement at a time.
The exercises get progressively harder as the child’s visual-motor system becomes more advanced and is ready for a higher level.
If you need more guidance about a child’s visual-motor skills, click here.
To download a copy of this free President’s Day visual-motor slide deck, enter your email address in to the form below.
The slide deck is great for brain breaks or a fun way to get the child moving about the room. As an added benefit, you can also use this slide deck to improve attention and focus.
Please download a copy to your computer and do not change the URL. Changing the name of the URL could cause changes to the original form. We want to ensure all Integrated Learning Strategies users have access to the original version.
When you enter your email address below, you will be emailed a PDF document with a link to your slide deck. You can access this slide deck over and over again by simply clicking on the link within the PDF document. You can also forward this document to parents, teachers or other therapists.
Please use the copy of this slide deck and do not change the URL.
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