is the condition of impaired letter writing by hand, that is, disabled handwriting. Impaired handwriting can interfere with learning to spell words in writing and speed of writing text.
Warning Signs -
1. A mixture of upper/lower case letters
2. Irregular letter sizes and shapes
3. Unfinished letters
4. Struggle to use writing as a communications tool
5. Odd writing grip
6. Many spelling mistakes (sometimes)
7. Pain when writing
8. Decreased or increased speed of writing and copying, talks to self while writing, and general illegibility
9. Reluctance or refusal to complete writing tasks
- Treatment for motor disorders help control writing movements. Some physicians recommend that individuals with dysgraphia use computers to avoid the problems of handwriting.
1. Occupational therapy should be considered to correct an inefficient pencil grasp, strengthen muscle tone, improve dexterity, and evaluate eye-hand coordination.
2. Dysgraphic children should also be evaluated for ambidexterity, which can delay fine motor skills in early childhood.
3. People who struggle with symptoms of dysgraphia usually benefit from vision therapy. Seventy percent of what a child learns in school is processed through the visual system.