What Is Dysgraphia?

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What Is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a specific learning disability that affects written expression. The initial signs of Dysgraphia are difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Dysgraphia generally appears when children are first learning to write.

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What Is The Cause Of Dysgraphia?

Dyspraxia is a condition that causes poor physical coordination and motor skills. It can cause trouble with fine motor skills, which can affect physical task of writing and printing.

Educational Support for Dysgraphia

Young students should receive remediation in letter form, automaticity, and fluency. They need specific multisensory techniques that encourage them to verbalize the motor sequences of the form of letters. Some students may be able to copy and write single sentences with a fair degree of ease, but they struggle tremendously with paragraph writing. These students will need to be taught techniques that enable them to perform each subpart prior to pulling together all the parts. Substantial modeling will be necessary at each stage for the student to be successful.

How Do We Deal With Dysgraphia?

We use techniques/tools like:
– Pencil grip
– Slant board
– Raised paper
– Highlighted paper
– Graphic organizer
– Apps to make worksheets less tedious

What We Do In Class Learning?

•    Feel the letter
•    Write big
•    Dig into clay
•    Practice pinching
•    Start cross-body training
•    Practice organized story telling and writing