Dr. Shelja Sen speaks about the learning disability, dysgraphia, which involves the motor skill functions of writing and drawing. With this learning challenge, students have a deficit in the graphomotor skills which severely impairs their ability to write. In turn, this skill deficit impacts a student’s ability to learn in the classroom.
Dr. Sen asserts that teachers and parents can do many things that will assist the child better overcome the challenges associated with this condition. For instance, examining the child’s posture, body alignment with the paper, positioning of the non-dominant hand, pencil grip, n and pressure can greatly mitigate problems created by the motor skill deficit.
Author “Dysgraphia is a a learning disability and the main component that we need to understand, as far as Dysgraphia’s concerned, the deficit is in the graphomotor skills.”

Key Takeaways:

Dr. Sen speaks about dysgraphia and how it manifests in the classroom.
Dr. Sen points out several factors that contribute to this issue, such as posture, grip, and the pressure used.
The problems created by dysgraphia are quite similar to dyslexia in how they create challenges to successful learning.

Reading and Writing: Understanding Dysgraphia

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