Visual perception is the ability to make sense of information coming through the eyes by giving meaning to what we see. It is the process of how visual information is interpreted and processed by the brain. It can affect ones everyday functioning during play, self-care activities e.g. dressing and scholastically e.g. discriminating b/d, p/q; reading, copying from the board, knowing which lines to writing on and recognising sight words.
Visual motor integration involves visual perceptual skills together with fine motor planning and control. This allows us to use our eyes and hands in a coordinated and efficient manner e.g. eye-hand coordination, copying patterns, forming shapes/numbers/letters and ultimately handwriting.
Visual perception and visual motor integration are end products of adequate sensory integration, relying heavily on developmental outcomes of areas such as body awareness, motor planning, smooth eye movements, gross and fine motor coordination.