Dysgraphia due to Motor clumsiness: Spelling words may be relatively good. Copying may be readable but if the writing appears neat, it may have taken the child a long time to copy the words. Drawing and activies involving hand and finger movements are difficult for the child.
Dysgraphia due to Poor Understanding of Space: Spelling words may be good but copying is not very readable. Drawing skills may be difficult but skills of the hands and fingers are good.
Classroom modifications in addition to and with the help of tutoring or theapy are strongly recommended. Through understanding your child’s strengths and his weaknesses, helping others understand this, and seeking the appropriate help, your child will have greater opportunities for expressing his wonderful creative thoughts! He or she may join the ranks of General George Patton, Albert Einstein, and writer Agatha Christi–all dysgraphic and highly successful!
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