This study reviews the disorder of written expression and dysgraphia by examining the defintion, diagnosis and management of the disorder.
- Though common in children, dysgraphia and disorders of written expression are often overlooked by the school and family as a character flaw rather than a genuine disorder.
- Research is needed in the field to clarify the definition and etiology of the disorder.
- regardless of the presenting symptoms, early intervention has been linked to improved results.
- Because of the typical delay in the diagnosis of dysgraphia, the primary care provider can play an important role in recognizing the condition and initiating the proper work-up and intervention.
- Screening for co-morbid medical, neurodevelopmental. psychiatric and learning disorders is also important function of the provider.
Chung, P.J.; Patel, D.R.; Nizami, I. Disorder of Written Expression and Dysgraphia: Definition, Diagnosis, and Management. Translational Pediatrics. 2020 9(Suppl 1): S46-S54.doi: 10.21037/tp2019.11.01