Children with visual impairments will learn to develop this skill to help with a variety of different life skills – braille, for example, is an important one. Children with a vision impairment will need to develop this skill to a higher level than their sighted peers. You may find yourself impressed with how quickly your child will learn to differentiate between two tactile stimuli that are relatively close together!
Tactile perception activities are very good for helping to develop tactile discrimination skills and fine motor skills. These types of activities are very simple and can be done in the home. Sighted siblings can join in too if they are blind folded to make an accessible game. Tactile perception games involve describing, matching and discovering different texture and shapes. Taking part in fun activities such as these can help your child to process touch feedback more efficiently.
If you would like to find out more about tactile perception activities and ways in which you can make these games more challenging as your child develops their skills, please follow the link below:
Tactile Perception Activities (ot-mom-learning-activities.com)