Definitions for "Perceptual handicap"
confusion or inability to process or interpret sensory information.
Difficulty in ability to process and organize as well as interpret information through the senses.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, difficulty in accurately processing, organizing, and discriminating among visual, auditory, or tactile information. A person with a perceptual handicap may say that "cap/cup" sound the same or that "b" and "d" look the same. However, glasses or hearing aids do not necessarily indicate a perceptual handicap.