Visual perceptual problems after a brain injury are common. This Tip Card, written by Kimberly S. Hutchinson, Ph.D., and Lawrence S. Dilks, Ph.D., taken from their two-volume set -- Cognitive Rehabilitation of Executive Functions -- focuses on visual perception -- what is seen in the environment and how it is given meaning. There are two parts to visual perception:
- Vision and everything seen.
- Brain interpretation and management of information.
Improving visual perceptual skills or learning new strategies to work around problems takes patience and practice in order to see changes and turn strategies into habits.