Visuospatial abilities refer to the way people relate visual information to the space around them. Examples of visuospatial ability include:
- using a map to get from one place to another, rather than relying on directions
- walking through doorways - rather than into door frames - again judging distance and speed accurately
- driving - judging distance and speed accurately
Driving can be dangerous if judging distance and speed accurately becomes problematic. If this is an issue proper assessment is needed and you can contact Driving Mobility to arrange this.
Strategies for managing visuospatial problems include:
- reducing distractions
- breaking tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks
Changes to visuospatial abilities are linked cognitive symptoms.
Last updated: June 2017
Last reviewed: May 2014
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