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What Kind of Dysgraphia [Premium]

What Kind of Dysgraphia [Premium]

A recent clinical review of dysgraphia has defined dysgraphia in the following way: “At its broadest definition, dysgraphia is a disorder of writing ability at any stage, including problems with letter formation/legibility, letter spacing, spelling, fine motor coordination, rate of writing, grammar, and composition.”   Developmental dysgraphia (i.e. dysgraphia not based on some known injury) is described in the same……

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The Double Whammy: Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia [Premium]

The Double Whammy: Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia [Premium]

…whether it was for reading, math, or writing. I can understand why it happens, but on a practical and human level, I wish it happened less.   WHAT ABOUT DYSGRAPHIA? What about dysgraphia? There are several features of dyslexia-associated dysgraphia that complicate math problem solving by hand. First, there is a lack of automaticity of writing symbols. What this means…

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Teen with Newly-Diagnosed Dysgraphia: Will It Get Better ? [Premium]

Teen with Newly-Diagnosed Dysgraphia: Will It Get Better ? [Premium]

Dysgraphia (writing disability) is commonly seen with dyslexia. It does improve over time and can be improved by different approaches and training depending on the source. Many aspects of dysgraphia remain lifelong, though, and it’s common for adults with dysgraphia to opt to use computers and assistive technology when they have to write extensively for work or pleasure. It’s important…

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[Premium] Examples of Dysgraphia and Dyslexia – What to Look For

[Premium] Examples of Dysgraphia and Dyslexia – What to Look For

After dyslexic students make progress in their ability to decode words, parents, teachers, and students themselves may begin to breathe a sigh of relief; however, another monster challenge may be looming on the horizon – the other D…. Dysgraphia. The National Institutes of Health definition of Dysgraphia includes the following: “Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing disabilities. Specifically,…

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What is Dysgraphia in the Setting of Dyslexia?

What is Dysgraphia in the Setting of Dyslexia?

…to reflect a full understanding of dyslexia. A much better (though older) paper is one by Crouch and Jakubecy (2007). This paper doesn’t miss the importance of automaticity (or lack of automaticity) in dysgraphia.. IMPAIRED AUTOMATICITY IN DYSGRAPHIA Many dyslexic (and non-dyslexic) students with dysgraphia have significant impairments in handwriting automaticity. What that means is that when letters are formed,…

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Question: Third Grader with Severe Dysgraphia and Moderate Dyslexia [Premium]

Question: Third Grader with Severe Dysgraphia and Moderate Dyslexia [Premium]

Recently we received a question about severe dysgraphia and moderate dyslexia. The dilemma was how to prioritize limited resources for therapy (if any). There is a high overlap between dyslexia and dysgraphia, but severe handwriting difficulties in the early grades often suggest dyspraxia (a disorder of fine and gross motor coordination) as well. The practical dilemma many parents and students…

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Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: What Does Writing Look Like? [Premium]

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: What Does Writing Look Like? [Premium]

…– for instance, art and music classes that assign papers (!) or require blog posts writings instead of nurturing talents that are valuable and may not require writing at all in the real world. Remember that assistive technology is almost always a dysgraphic student’s friend. The natural course of dysgraphia, even severe dysgraphia – is that it gets better.. slowly,…

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Gifted with Dysgraphia [PREMIUM]

Gifted with Dysgraphia [PREMIUM]

…written expectations. Giving a student an impossible workload (even expecting such a student to ‘make up’ non-submitted work) can really add to the psychological burdens and stress that students face. The first step should be to break the writing process down into smaller parts. Dysgraphia-Gifted Dysgraphia1.pdf To Listen and Watch my short Dysgraphia Webinar for Premium Subscribers, go HERE.  …

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Spelling Difficulties as a Source of Dysgraphia

Spelling Difficulties as a Source of Dysgraphia

…a child is dysgraphic both because of spelling difficulties as well as motor sequencing issues due to concomitant dysgraphia. In the example below, the student was writing the word “regard”. The gap in the tracing at the bottom of the page showed when the student stopped writing to look back up at the board to check the spelling. ASSESSING VISUAL…

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PUTTING A NAME ON IT: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia

PUTTING A NAME ON IT: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia

…of requests, they may think that granting a few accommodations may be sufficient although the partial accommodations really may not be enough for a student to really flourish in class.

Although an overwhelming majority of dyslexic students have dysgraphia as part of their dyslexia, failure to use this specific label can result in inappropriate work expectations and inadequate…

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Typing for Students with Dyslexia and/or Dysgraphia

Typing for Students with Dyslexia and/or Dysgraphia

Typing is one of those tasks that every dyslexic person should master, but some students have difficulty fitting it into their already busy stressed-filled days. Some parents sign up their middle or early high school students for courses over the summer, but as almost the entire country is now locked down, finally devoting some time to learning typing might help…

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Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Affect IQ Scores? [Premium]

Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Affect IQ Scores? [Premium]

From our Community: Can Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Affect IQ Scores? My son got officially diagnosed with both dyslexia and dysgraphia this week. I suspected he would come back with the diagnosis. What surprised me a bit were his IQ scores. The scenario is a common one – one sibling is dyslexic while the other is not. The non-dyslexic student qualifies…

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