What is dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects a person’s ability to write coherently and legibly.

  • It is characterized by difficulties with handwriting, spelling, and organizing thoughts on paper.
  • People with dysgraphia may have trouble with letter formation, spacing, and maintaining consistent letter size.
  • Dysgraphia can also impact a person’s ability to express themselves in writing and may result in slow and laborious writing.
  • It is not related to intelligence or lack of effort, but rather a neurological condition that affects the fine motor skills and cognitive processes involved in writing.

What are the common symptoms and characteristics of dysgraphia?

  • Difficulty with handwriting, including illegible or messy writing
  • Inconsistent letter formation and sizing
  • Poor spatial planning on paper
  • Difficulty organizing thoughts and ideas on paper
  • Slow and laborious writing
  • Difficulty with spelling and grammar
  • Trouble with fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
  • Avoidance of writing tasks
  • Frustration and anxiety related to writing

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