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How Can Occupational Therapy Help Students with Dysgraphia?

How can Occupational Therapy Help Students with Dysgraphia? If you are a teacher, parent or an OT, learn how you can help students with dysgraphia.

Are you a teacher who has students with dysgraphia?  Perhaps you are an Occupational Therapist who receives referrals for students with dysgraphia?  Maybe you are a parent wondering how can occupational therapy help students with dysgraphia?  The first steps in helping students who struggle with handwriting When a student shows signs of struggling with handwriting […]

Types of Dysgraphia – Symptoms and How to Help

Trouble with the ability to write, regardless of the ability to read? Here is helpful information on the types of dysgraphia, symptoms and how to help.

Types of Dysgraphia – Symptoms and How to Help Do you work with children who have trouble with the ability to write, regardless of their ability to read?  Perhaps you have students without cognitive impairment, who continue to struggle with written expression.  If you work with students who have ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you […]

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3 Evidence-Based Interventions to Help Students with Written Expression

Evidence-Based Interventions to Help Students with Written Expression

Evidence-Based Interventions to Help Students with Written Expression Did you know that between 6.9% and 14.7% of students have specific writing disabilities, with and without reading problems?  In addition, students who do not have a specific writing disability also struggle.  A National Assessment of Educational Progress writing test indicated that 74% of eighth-grade students and 73% […]

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Dysgraphia, ADHD and Autism

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Dysgraphia, ADHD and Autism The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on the prevalence of dysgraphia by age across all grade levels in students with ADHD or autism.  Previous research indicates that children with ADHD and autism showed poorer handwriting quality (e.g., legibility, letter formation, alignment, spacing, and sizing) and reduced handwriting speed. This study included 1034 […]

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Visual Monitoring and Handwriting

The Edie Neurolearning Blog posted information on some research on the brain basis of dysgraphia.  It appears to be very interesting although there is not a reference.  It confirms what many pediatric therapists observe – many children require extensive visual monitoring of letter formation.  Functional MRI’s compared “good writers” with “bad writers”.  The testing revealed that […]