What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a learning disability where a student has difficulty putting thoughts into writing, despite good oral language skills. Symptoms of dysgraphia include well below average writing speed, illegible handwriting, and inefficient processing of writing tasks, including complications with grammatical expression, confusion with punctuation and capitals, letter reversals, and leaving out words or letters. Children and adults with dysgraphia also demonstrate a high degree of self-correction where they produce letters or words rather than writing down pre-planned ideas.

Dysgraphia can cause a great deal of frustration and distress for students, and they are often reluctant to try or avoid any written tasks. These children are often labelled as disruptive or easily distracted.

Pro Ed can identify and assess children and adults with dysgraphia, and work with them to achieve greater success with the written word.