Dysgraphia

September 11th, 2008 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Dysgraphia is a learning disability resulting to difficulty in expressing thoughts in writing.The student may not form words correctly and there is difficulty in writing within a certain space. It takes time to write neatly.

Writing involves several brain functions:

1) Vocabulary

2) Grammar

3)Hand-movement

Sign or the characteristics of Dysgraphia

1) Illegible handwriting- very bad handwriting.

2) Inconsistency– mixture of cursive and print letters.

3) Talk to self— murmurs.

4) Unfinished words & letters, omitted words.

5) Inconsistent in spacing words & letters.

6)  Cramped grip i.e unusual grip of pencil or pen.

7)  Give slope while writing.

8) Very slow at writing.

9) Random or not existent punctuation, spelling mistakes, errors in common suffixes.

Dealing with Dysgraphic children

a) Considering the rate of producing written work.

b)  Considering the volume of the work to be produced.

c) Considering the complexity of the writing task.

d) Considering tool used to produced the work.

e) Considering the format of the product.

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