Visual Motor Skills

Visual motor skills involve the combination of visual perception and motor coordination. This is the ability to visually take in information, process it, and be able to coordinate your physical movement in relation to what has been viewed.

Difficulty with visual motor skills can result in inaccurate reaching, pointing, and grasping of objects, as well as difficulty with copying, drawing, tracing, and cutting.

Child's hands holding scissors attempt to cut out a heart outline that has been poorly colored in yellow. The yellow scribbles go outside the blue heart outline. The scissors missed the outline in several places.
Poor visual motor skills can lead to difficulty coloring inside the lines, or cutting along the outline of a shape.