Dysgraphia: HELP!!!


Dyspgraphia seems to be the new buzz word of late in my circle of clients.  I will be posting exerts from an article I wrote for the 2011 Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Assoc.  Resource Directory (specialist in Dyslexia) which I hope will “de mystify” that threatening word!

“Dysgraphia? Help!”

Those two words are often said to professionals by parents after receiving their children’s handwriting evaluations.  But Dysgraphia doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it can seem at first.

Let’s start by looking at the word dysgraphia.  “Dys” simply means “difficulty with”.  “Graphia” refers to the writing process.  “This difficulty with the physical task of writing is out of harmony with a child’s intelligence, regular teaching instruction and the use of the pencil in non-learning tasks.” (Regina G. Richards).    

The next post will discuss the types of dysgraphia.  Stay tuned!!!

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2 Responses to “Dysgraphia: HELP!!!”


  1. 1 Nancy Barth May 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I think dysgraphia can be even more challenging to explain to clients and parents than dyslexia!


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