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What is Dysgraphia?

Last updated 5 years ago

Did you always see yourself as the "bad writer" or the "poor speller" in the classroom? Would you rather wrestle an alligator than write an essay?

While many people share these feelings, serious difficulty in communicating through writing is symptomatic of a recognized learning disability called Dysgraphia. And you can get help for it!

The National Center for Learning Disabilities suggests that acute problems with spelling, handwriting, and expressing thoughts in writing may be caused by visual-spatial issues and language processing difficulties.

Signs and symptoms of Dysgraphia
Simply having messy handwriting is not necessarily a symptom of this learning disability. Inconsistencies in writing might be more indicative. What if your child has trouble printing legibly despite efforts to copy letters precisely? Are words or letters unfinished? Are some letters slanted to the right while others lean to the left?

Read more about Dysgraphia warning signs in both children and adults.

Learn more about Dysgraphia
Watch the informative video above from the National Center for Learning Disabilities about Dysgraphia and how to recognize the symptoms.

Our specialists at the Literacy & Language Center can provide understanding and help with Dysgraphia and other learning disabilities. Contact us to find out how we can help you and your child to succeed.

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