Dysgraphia is a neurological condition that affects a person’s writing abilities and fine motor skills. It affects all the aspects of the writing process including spelling, legibility, word spacing and sizing, and expression. People with dysgraphia are often slow in writing and copying things. Dysgraphia symptoms change over a period of time as children often exhibit fine motor impairment which affects their writing whereas adults seem to have difficulty with grammar, syntax comprehension, and generally putting thoughts on paper.

People with dysgraphia are often misinterpreted as unintelligent however, the challenges are often caused by trouble with motor skills and have no relationship with a person’s Intelligence Quotient (IQ).

People with dysgraphia can often write on some level and may experience difficulty with other fine motor skills, such as tying shoes.

Warning Signs of Dysgraphia

  • An awkward grip on spoons, toys, crayons etc.
  • Unable to firmly grasp objects
  • Inability to keep words or letters on the line
  • Frequently dropping items
  • A noticeable size difference in letters and numbers