Along with her caring heart, visual-motor skills make Peggy a God-sent when I ask for help. She correctly guesses my dilemma because she sees a picture in her head and analyzes how I would have to move in that environment. I am a visual-motor learner so it is a relief to talk to a person who has this same ability. Without having a stroke, Peggy can see what will help me the most without my having to describe my problem in detail.
OTs call this type of analysis "person-environment fit." Acquiring this skill as an OT changed the trajectory of my stroke experience.