assists in the determination of spatial relationships of figures and objects to ones self and other forms and objects. Allows us to make determinations of front, back, top, bottom, beside, under, over. This perceptual skill enables us to understand that a ball has rolled under a table. Also contributes to our ability to interpret a group of letters as a word, words as a sentence, as well as to dress and navigate through a crowded space. EX: does the client understand that the glass of water is behind the dinner plate? can the client follow the command to stand between two other clients?