Developing Ocular Motor and Visual Perceptual Skills: An Activity Workbook

Kenneth Lane, OD, FCOVD
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With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kenneth A. Lane has designed Developing Ocular Motor and Visual Perceptual Skills: An Activity Workbook to help occupational therapists, optometrists, and other professionals develop the ocular motor and visual perceptual skills of learning disabled children.

To establish a framework for understanding, each chapter begins with the scientific theories used to develop the activity forms. Insightful suggestions are included on how to solidify the program's success.

The easy-to-follow activity forms are then presented, along with numerous illustrations that help develop ocular motor and visual perceptual skills. The forms are divided into as many as five levels of difficulty so both children and teenagers can benefit from each activity.

Developing Ocular Motor and Visual Perceptual Skills contains daily lesson plans and practical tips on how to successfully start an activities program. Other helpful features include a glossary of terms and a reference list of individuals and organizations that work with learning disabled children to develop these skills.

The first of its kind, Developing Ocular Motor and Visual Perceptual Skills utilizes a learning approach by linking the theories with the remediation activities to help learning disabled children improve their perceptual and fine motor skills. All professionals looking to assess and enhance a variety of fine motor and visual perception deficiencies will welcome this workbook into their practices.

Topics include:

  • Complexity of reading
  • Ocular motor
  • Gross motor
  • Visual-motor perception
  • Visual memory
  • Laterality
  • Reversals

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Chapter 1: How to Use This Book
Chapter 2: The Complexity of Reading
Chapter 3: Eye Movements and Reading
Chapter 4: Ocular Motor
OM-1: Colored Overlays
OM-2: Figure Ground
OM-3 :Static Fixation
OM-4: Line Counting
OM-5: Fixation Activities
OM-6: Four Corner Fixation
OM-7: Pencil Pursuits
OM-8: Number Pursuits
OM-9: Global Scanning
OM-10: Letter Search
OM-11: Words in Words
OM-12: Visual Scanning
OM-13: Yardstick Fixations
OM-14: Pencils With Numbers
OM-15: String Reading
OM-16: Near-Far Letter Naming
OM-17: Baseball Fixations
OM-18: Spatial Attention
OM-19: Peripheral Training
OM-20: Marsden Ball
OM-21: VMC Bat
OM-22: Brock String
OM-23: Pursuit Reading
OM-24: Dictionary Training
OM-25: Board-Book Reading
OM-26: Orthography Activities
Chapter 5: Gross Motor
GM-1: One Foot Hop
GM-2: Stepping Stones
GM-3: Heel and Toe Rock
GM-4: Pattern Hopping
GM-5: Gross Motor Balance Sequencing
GM-6: Foot Tapping
GM-7: Bean Bag Basketball
GM-8: Crawling Activities
GM-9: Marine Crawl
GM-10: Creeping Activities
GM-11: Colored Squares
GM-12: Head Tilt
GM-13: Eight Square Bouncing
GM-14: Letter Tracking and Bouncing a Ball
GM-15: Activities for Ball Bouncing
GM-16: Beanbag Activities
GM-17: Balance Board on Hands and Knees
GM-18: VMC Bat While Balancing
GM-19: Tape Walking
GM-20: Walking Rail / Balance Beam
GM-21: Trampoline
GM-22: Jump Rope Activities
GM-23: Rhythm
GM-24: Rhythm - 2
GM-25: Finger to Thumb
GM-26: Dual - Task
GM-27: Rhyme/Sound Categorization
GM-28: Mental Rotations
GM-29: Visual Imagery
Chapter 6: Visual Motor Perception
VMP-1: Bean Counting
VMP-2: Nuts and Bolts
VMP-3: Line Drawing
VMP-4: Flashlight Activities
VMP-5: Angles and Oblique Lines
VMP-6: Proximal and Distal Kinesthetic Reinforcement
VMP-7: Motor Planning
VMP-8: Kinesthesia
VMP-9: Finish the Designs
VMP-10: Geoboards
VMP-11: Dot Pattern Designs
VMP-12: Can You Imagine a Shape?
VMP-13: Matchsticks
VMP-14: Lines and Shapes
VMP-15: Round Paper Drawings
VMP-16: Occluded Vision Copying
VMP-17: Triangle and Square
VMP-18: Bimanual Coordination
VMP-19: Continuity
VMP-20: Points and Continuity
VMP-21: Handwriting Development
VMP-22: Letter Size Spelling
VMP-23: Frequently Difficult Letters
VMP-24: Pencil Grip Relaxation
VMP-25: Mirror Image Activities
VMP-26: Eye-Hand and Fine Motor Control
VMP-27: Space Matching
VMP-28: 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe
VMP-29: Spatial Relationships
VMP-30: The Relationship of "Surrounding"
VMP-31: Linear and Circular Order
VMP-32: Knots VMP-33 Vectors
Chapter 7: Visual Memory
VM-1: Identifying Digit Span
VM-2: Clock Memory Game
VM-3: Auditory Span
VM-4: Color Sequencing
VM-5: Sequence Memory Skills
VM-6: Rhythm
VM-7: Hand Sequencing
VM-8: Digit Span/Spatial Task
VM-9: Sentence Endings
VM-10: Daily Memories
VM-11: Motor Sequencing
VM-12: Upper and Lower Case
VM-13: Semantic Association
VM-14: Chunking
VM-15: Number Scans and Math
VM-16: Colors for Directions
VM-17: Scan Memory
VM-18: Visual Spatial Memory
VM-19: Initial Blends
VM-20: Sign Language Alphabet
VM-21: Word List/Two Second Span
VM-22: Consonants
VM-23: Verb Generation
VM-24: Grid Dots
VM-25: Word Shapes A VM-26 Dual Task
VM-27: Word Shapes B
Chapter 8: Laterality &BR<-1: Head Roll &BR<-2: Body Roll &BR<-3: Maze Game &BR<-4: Flashlight Walking &BR<-5: Walking Procedure &BR<-6: Numbered Circles on Marker Board &BR<-7: Angels in the Snow &BR<-8: Coding on Marker Board &BR<-9: Tactile Reinforcement &BR<-10: The Clock Game &BR<-11: Midline Training &BR<-12: Reciprocal Movements &BR<-13: Tic-Tac-Toe &BR<-14: Xs Procedure &BR<-15: Arrows on Board &BR<-16: Vertical Lines &BR<-17: Body Awareness &BR<-18: Laterality Coding &BR<-19: Directional "U" Saccades &BR<-20: Directional Arrows
Chapter 9: Reversals
Rev-1: Letter Orientation
Rev-2: B-D-P-Q Sorting
Rev-3: Directional "U" Saccades
Rev-4: Directional Arrows Rev-5 Teach Letters by Classes
Rev-6: Flash Cards and Reversed Letters
Rev-7: Fill in the Loops
Rev-8: The Bed
Rev-9: Vectors
Rev-10: Commonly Reversed Words
Rev-11: Distinctive Features
Rev-12: Bilateral Circles
Rev-13: Marker Board Squares
Rev-14: Figure Eights
Rev-15: Triangle and Square
Rev-16: Felt Letters
Rev-17: Magazine Letter Hunt
Chapter 10: Examples of Daily Lesson Plans

Glossary of Terms

A: Questionnaire
B: Important Names and Addresses



"Professionals who are looking for a way to assess and address a variety of fine motor and visual perception deficiencies will welcome this workbook into their practices. The book will be of help to parents and teachers as well."

— Savannah Jones, Review Editor,
 "...if you are in need of suggested activities and possible ways of developing interventions, this text can serve as a starting point."

— Leonard G. Trujillo, PhD, OTR/L, East Carolina University Occupational Therapy in Healthcare

About the Editors

Kenneth A. Lane, OD is a doctor of optometry and a fellow with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Since his first book, Reversal Errors: Theories and Therapy Procedures, in 1988, Dr. Lane has published Developing Your Child for Success, and a series of workbooks that deal with eye tracking and perception. He started the Lane Learning Center to help learning-disabled children in 1980. Visual Attention in Children: Theories and Activities is the result of 3 years of research. Dr. Lane lives with his wife, Janet, in north Texas and spends his leisure time in Ruidoso, New Mexico.