What Is Dysgraphia?

This article talks about writing disabilities also known as dysgraphia. It indicates that learners having trouble with written expression will benefit from instructional accommodations and remediation to improve their writing skills.
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National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
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National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
Published: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
4
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This article that provides a basic introduction to dysgraphia and includes steps to complete the writing process. It provides details for strategies for planning instructional support for people with dysgraphia. The article discusses warning signs and 'teaching tips' for early writers, young students, and teenagers & adults.

However, it does not mention the negative impacts that dysgraphia has on the person including pain when writing, stress, and anxiety. It does not take into account strategy instructional models using mnemonics or other memory devices that have proven to be effective memorizing sequenced steps.

Here are other interesting resources on dysgraphia, please note these resources they do not specifically target adult learners:

- http://www.ldanh.org/docs/factsheets4.27.04/dysgraphia.pdf 

- http://www.brainhe.com/staff/types/dysgraphiastaff.html

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