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Visual Motor Coordination

Visual motor coordination (also known as eye–hand coordination) is the ability to use the eyes and hands together to complete an activity. Visual motor coordination is the basis for performing a variety of common daily tasks, including getting dressed, writing, using tools or utensils, playing sports, and driving a car. Individuals with learning, behavioral, intellectual, or developmental disorders often struggle with visual motor coordination skills. This entry describes visual motor coordination development, signs of visual motor coordination delay, activities for improving visual motor coordination skills, and adaptations or accommodations for noted delays.

Visual Motor Coordination Development

Visual motor coordination development begins at birth and continues to mature and be refined until adolescence. In general, motor skills develop from the head downward and from the spine or middle ...

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