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.