Dysgraphia is defined as a difficulty in automatically remembering and mastering the sequence of muscle motor movements needed in writing letters or numbers. This difficulty is out of harmony with the person’s intelligence, regular teaching instruction, and (in most cases) the use of the pencil in non-learning tasks. It is neurologically based and exists in varying degrees, ranging from mild to moderate. It can be diagnosed, and it can be overcome if appropriate remedial strategies are taught well and conscientiously carried out. An adequate remedial programme generally works if applied on a daily basis. In many situations, it is relatively easy to plan appropriate compensations to be used as needed.

It is a processing problem that causes writing fatigue and interferes with communication in written form.

It usually exists with other symptoms of learning problems, particularly those connected with written language.

Dysgraphic students may mix upper and lower case letters or print in cursive letters. Size of letters may vary, and some letters may be incomplete.


International Dyslexia Association (IDA) https://dyslexiaida.org/

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