Color Highlighting to Support Visual Motor

When children move into Phase II and the goal becomes using vision for function, we want to think about supporting a child’s understanding of where an object is in space and how best to access it with hands or feet.  Here are three examples of color highlighting to support that function:

Where to keep my feet on a balance beam:


Where to grab my lunchbox:


Where to grab my family communication book (note red highlighted Braille on the front):


Where to push to get paper towels:


When the child is familiar with this activity, the color highlighting is reduced and then eliminated as we see improvements in visual motor skills.


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