The following is a list of visual perceptual deficits often noted in students with a learning disability:
- letter reversals, b for d, p for q
- letter and or number inversions: m for w, p for b etc.
- finds reasons not to read, says he/she's tired
- complains that their eyes hurt
- doesn't copy questions or passages correctly
- re-reads and skips lines
- loses the spot where he/she was reading
- makes sequencing errors, will say on for no or saw for was
- these children often erase things constantly
The following list are some characteristics regarding visual motor deficits:
- rarely leaves enough spaces between words and letters are often jumbled together
- letters are often hard to determine, they're written in a clumsy fashion
- difficulty coloring between the lines
- difficulty with fine motor chores like cutting, glueing, holding pencils and crayons properly.