Dysgraphia Is More Than “Bad Writing”

Dysgraphia Is More Than “Bad Writing”

Dysgraphia: A Neurological Disorder Affecting the Ability to Write Dysgraphia is a learning disability where the child has a neurological disorder that affects their ability to write, regardless of their intellect. The term is used to describe handwriting issues such...
Technological Supports for Students with Dysgraphia

Technological Supports for Students with Dysgraphia

Close The Performance Gap on Dysgraphia When a student has difficulty with the writing process (dysgraphia) – e.g., handwriting, spelling, or putting their thoughts down on paper – there are two ways to close the performance gap. First and foremost, we...
Fun Ways to Practice Handwriting

Fun Ways to Practice Handwriting

Handwriting practice is extremely valuable for multiple reasons, yet many students are resistive to doing it. Check out these valuable tips and tricks to help your child make the most of their handwriting practice.

Handwriting strengthens fine motor and cognitive skills and builds self-confidence and self-esteem.

Fine Motor Skills for Handwriting

Fine Motor Skills for Handwriting

The muscles used in handwriting begin to develop and strengthen in infancy, and by the age of five most children have developed enough muscle strength and control to begin writing. The small finger muscles are the ones most central to the writing process, but the...
How to Help Your Child Place Letters on a Line

How to Help Your Child Place Letters on a Line

Placing text on a line ( baseline placement) is challenging for some children. Depending on the age of the child and the severity of the problem, I use several strategies to facilitate proper baseline placement. Here are six techniques you can try at home: 1. When...
SnapType App for Dysgraphia

SnapType App for Dysgraphia

SnapType is an app designed to help children who have difficulty with writing (dysgraphia). While I believe that it’s always best to determine the underlying causes of dysgraphia and work on remediating the specific components of handwriting that children are...
9 Tips to Help Correct Letter Reversals

9 Tips to Help Correct Letter Reversals

It is common for preschoolers and kindergartners to reverse letters, but by age seven, children should only be making occasional reversals. If letter reversals persist after handwriting remediation, they can be a sign of dyslexia or other learning disability, in which...