Spatial Discrimination


What is Spatial Discrimination?

In order to function we must orient ourselves in relation to our physical, emotional, and even spiritual world. When our ability to correctly perceive an object's position in space is curtailed, performance in reading and math is seriously damaged because these subjects rely on the ability to discern the spacing and order between the symbols used. The majority of people who suffer from a lack of spatial discrimination suffer in terms of relationships with others. They may come off as shy (too distant), or obnoxious (too close).

The physical distance between objects may be hard to judge, resulting in poor athletic performance. In the worst case, a person can become physically disoriented.