Does your child avoid bright lights or cover their eyes or squint when playing outdoors? A child who demonstrates oversensitivity to light in brightly lit environments may have difficulty processing visual stimulation. On the other hand, does your child seek out very bright lights, fast moving screens, or bright colors and busy patterns? These behaviors may indicate an under-sensitivity to light and other visual input. The goal in either situation is to help the child adjust to the visual input in their environment in a calm and playful manner.
The following activities are helpful to those children experiencing Sensory Processing Disorder related to visual challenges. As always, you should discuss this with your healthcare professional and choose activities that are most appropriate for your child’s specific needs.