Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is a learning disability disorder that may affect handwriting, spelling and the ability to put thoughts onto paper.

Causes

May be part of the following diagnosis:

  • Sequencing Problems
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Visual process weakness
Symptoms
  • An awkward pencil grip
  • Difficulty organizing thoughts on paper
  • Unable to finish words on paper
  • May become tired quickly from writing
  • Lack of punctuation and capitalization
  • Avoids writing

The following resources include information on causes, symptoms and treatment:

Attitude Magazine

Davidson Institute

IDonline

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIDS)

Smart Kids

Understood

Wikipedia

Wrightslaw

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