- Illegible handwriting
- Slow, labored writing
- Mixing print and cursive letters
- Spacing letters and words oddly
- Poor spelling and grammar
- Difficulty gripping a pencil
- Incorrect punctuation
- Run-on sentences and lack of paragraph breaks
- Trouble organizing information when writing
For many children with Dysgraphia, just holding a pencil and organizing letters on a line is extremely challenging. Many struggle with spelling and putting thoughts on paper. It is important that we remember Dysgraphia is not “laziness” or “sloppiness,” using these terms in from of your child with Dysgraphia can negatively impact their self-esteem and increase their anxiety resulting in refusal to write. Many children diagnosed or suspected of having Dyslexia also exhibit symptoms of Dysgraphia. Symptoms of Dysgraphia include:
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Amy Grant is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Autism Specialist and Clinic Director of Therapy Center of Buda.
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