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Visual perception assessments

We offer visual perception assessments which provide detailed information related to visual skills.

Who is suitable for a visual perception assessment?

Children and young people aged 2 to 25 are suitable for a visual perception assessment. Visual perception involves the interpretation and analysis of our environment, this is an important skill in life as it helps to keep us safe. Individuals who may require a visual perception assessment include those who have difficulties:

Children and young people who could require a visual perception assessment may appear to be forgetful, clumsy or not listening. To find out more or to book an initial discussion, please contact us.

Visual perception assessment

A child completing an object assembly task as part of a visual perception assessment

What are the benefits of a visual perception assessment?

The benefits of having a visual perception assessment occur through being able to provide support strategies. Benefits include:

When an area of need is understood then the support strategies put in place will help children and young people to feel

What happens prior to a visual perception assessment?

A visual perception assessment can be carried out following an initial discussion, please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a visual perception assessment?

A visual perception assessment includes children and young people completing a number of puzzles and answering questions about what they can see. The assessment will take place in a calm and quiet environment to try and reduce any levels of stress and distraction.

Which perceptual and visual assessments do we use?

The specific assessments used will be chosen according to the individual and their needs. The main visual perception assessments we use are:

  • Beery VMI - Beery-Buktenica developmental test of visual-motor integration measures the ability to integrate motor and visual abilities, visual perception and motor co-ordination
  • WISC-V - Wechsler intelligence scale for children has a subtest related to visual spatial abilities
  • DTVP-3 - Developmental test of visual perception measures; hand-eye co-ordination, copying, figure search, visual closure, form constancy
  • DTVP-A - Developmental test of visual perception - adolescent and adult can be used from age 11 and provides scores related to; general visual perception, motor-reduced visual perception, visual-motor integration
  • NEPSY - A developmental neuropsychological assessment can be used to measure visuospatial processing
  • WPPSI-IV - Wechsler preschool and primary scale of intelligence has a subtest which looks at visual spatial abilities

There may be other ways to assess visual perception and these will be discussed before the assessment takes place if appropriate.

What happens after a visual perception assessment?

After a visual perception assessment we will be able to highlight areas of strength and difficulty. This information can then be used to guide support strategies and make appropriate recommendations to help children and young people to be happy, safe and ready for life’s challenges.

Does a visual perception assessment come with a report?

Reports are optional, should you wish to have a report following the assessment then please let us know. Reports can be provided for various reasons and of differing lengths, read more about our reports. Recommendations or ‘next steps’ can also be included in reports.

Visual perception assessments help us to understand how a child or young person perceives the world around them. Understanding this information helps parents, carers and education staff to better support an individual. To book an initial discussion or to find out more please contact us.

Arrange an initial discussion.....

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £195.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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