Other visual skills include visual discrimination (identifying visual differences between items), form constancy (recognizing that an image is the same even when presented upside down or rotated in a different direction), and figure ground (differentiating between an item and the background). For example, anytime you use your eyes to look through a full kitchen drawer for a particular item, you are using the skill of figure ground perception. Identifying the visual differences between a dime and a nickel is an example of the skill of visual discrimination. Occupational therapists can identify and address many of these visual skills!
-Haley – T4K OTR