Let’s get into it. Score yourself as we go. Just add a 1 to your score for each yes answer.
Does your child have difficulty holding pencils, pens, or markers, or holds them awkwardly?
Does your child have poor handwriting?
Does your child leave out letters or words when writing quickly?
Does writing cause your child’s hand to hurt or get tired?
Does your child have difficulty picking up small objects?
Does your child use excuses to get out of writing projects?
Does your child have trouble using scissors, buttons, or zippers?
Does your child’s movement sometimes seem to lack fluidity?
Does your child regularly misspell common words?
Does your child avoid writing on whiteboards, blackboards, or flipchart boards?
Are there subjects that your child will talk confidently about but resist writing about?
Does your child get restless and distracted when writing?
When writing does your child vary the letter size?
Does your child have a lack of spacing consistency between letters or words?
Does your child have difficulty with grammar when writing but not speaking?
Does your child’s spoken communication seem more advanced than their written communication?
Does your child leave out critical facts or details when writing?
Has your child’s handwriting not improved, or improved very little over time?
Does your child find it difficult to write within the lines on notebook paper?
Does your child have difficulty coloring well in coloring books?
Does your child have difficulty formulating sentences when writing?
Does your child regularly mix lower case and uppercase letters?
Does your child have trouble with punctuation?
Does your child have difficulty lining up columns when doing math problems?
Does your child have difficulty getting thoughts down on paper?
Does your child have difficulty copying text?
Does your child avoid drawing, tracing, or painting?
Does your child have Difficulty cutting food, doing puzzles, or manipulating small objects with their hands?
Does your child have trouble putting their thoughts together when doing writing projects?
Now, what’s your score?
If your score is three or more then this is something to take note of and begin working on developmental exercises to remedy the problem. It doesn’t mean that it’s dysgraphia for sure, but if you get ahead of it your child will be far better off in the end.
Now, I do have some bad news. But also some good news.
The bad news?
Someone with dysgraphia very often will have trouble with other specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia or dyscalculia. The underlying causes are the same, or at least very similar. Different people just express the problem differently because all brains are different.
Ok, ready for the good news?
Handwriting difficulties are corrected faster with therapy than problems in other areas. That makes for faster wins. Faster wins build confidence and the desire to continue to improve. This is called a growth mindset. These wins will also spill over into other problem areas such as reading or math. Eventually, you’ll see wins there as well. You will be leading your child down the path to success in academics. You can do all of that with the Learning Success System.
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