Visual Perception

The content of the Visual Sensation and Perception tool:

The CleverCube tool for the development of visual sensation and perception consists of 13 main task groups, of which the descriptions can be found after the following ideas aiding professional interpretation.

From a professional point of view, the games and exercises offered may be divided into two larger groups.

I. One part of the exercises is aimed at Gestalt-functions, that is, discrimination of figure-ground, recognition of examined forms, extracting them from the background. When applying these functions, the person is “passive”, scanning pictures with their eyes and waits for the visual forms to emerge. There is no regularity in the performance of these tasks, the nervous system learns to apply Gestalt-functions through practice. Among others, the Gestalt-function is necessary to learn the letters and how to differentiate them.

Examples from the games: Hidden forms search, Shape and form constancy, Completion of incomplete line drawings, Recognition of dotted drawings

II. The other group of games mobilises areas of mental operations that are based on visual perception, such as the ability to discriminate shapes, analytic vision and analysis-synthesis. These operations rely on controlled eye movements, some exercises rely on spatial navigation, and on the analytical-organisational functioning of the nervous system. The exercises contribute to teaching children these functions with a gradual method. These functions are indispensable, for instance, for reading letters together and for writing.

Creating sequences, classifying and grouping happens according to one or more aspects. To solve these exercises, the child has to become aware of the rule and apply it during task performance. Therefore with these games, it is already necessary to mobilise higher level cognitive functions. These functions ground reading comprehension and mathematical thinking among others.

Examples from the games: Picture details search, Picture arrangements, Matrix, Visual Rhythm, Process creation, Organizing a series of events, Grouping and classification