"Dysgraphia" is a learning disability resulting from the difficulty in expressing thoughts in writing and graphing. It generally refers to extremely poor handwriting. It is a neurological disorder. It  is also popularly known as motoragraphia. It can be hereditary or it may be caused due to brain injuries or strokes. A dysgraphic is unable to write proper shaped and sized letters with proper spellings. They have very bad hand writing. Person facing this disorder lacks fine motor skills. However, they do not face any other academic problems. In fact children facing dysgraphia may have better abilities in mathematics or in other related fields.


Here are some commonly observed symptoms of dysgraphia. These symptoms can be seen even after children have adequate knowledge and normal training.

  • Very poor structure of words 
  • Habit of mixing lower and uppercase letters 
  • Improper and an improper way of holding pencil 
  • Disability of putting thoughts and ideas in writing 
  • Habit of speaking words while writing 
  • Incomplete words and lots of omitted words while writing 
  • Showing disinterest in writing and drawing 
  • Experiencing pain while writing in rare cases 
  • Showing disturbance during the writing task 
  • Varying speed of writing in each case, either increased or decree
Parents and teachers should bring about small changes in teaching and learning regime. For improving the grip of such children they should be provided with suitable writing material available in the market. They should be given extra time to complete their homework and exams. If the child is finding writing too difficult then a writer can be engaged. Child can dictate and copy it later on. 


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