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Stronger Motor Speed (Bb)


Social-Emotional Learning All Ages Strategy


Visual Motor Speed

Stronger Motor Speed (Bb)

If your student's strongest skill is visual motor speed and you want to build self-confidence

What It Is

Your strong visual motor speed can help you be more successful on tasks like note taking and hands-on projects. Your visual motor speed refers to how well you use your eyes, hands and fingers together to complete a task. If you have a strength in visual motor speed, it is likely that these tasks come relatively easy to you. You might hear it referred to as reaction time or response time.

When It Matters

This skill comes into play when you are taking notes in class, typing on the computer, or playing sports.

Making Best Use Of Your Strong Visual Motor Speed

  1. During group work offer to take notes or take the lead in an assignment that involves visual skills, such as science labs.
  2. Make the most of the time your speed gives you. If you finish early, go back and check your work.
  3. Re-write your notes and highlight key points. Find things you may have missed or did not understand. This will save you even more time when you need to study.
  4. You might excel in classes such as art and science labs which rely on visual motor skills. Use your extra time to be more precise in your work. Visual precision can be an important life skill whether you are a scientist, an artist, or a chef.
  5. Consider trying out some extra-curricular activities related to art, crafts, cooking or athletics to continue to utilize and hone your strength.