Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia

Definition

Affects a person's handwriting ability and fine motor skills. Problems may include illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, and difficulty composing writing as well as thinking and writing at the same time.

Student Profile

Can read fairly well, but she really struggles with long, dry readings. She loves short poetry, but she is having a tough time reading Hamlet independently. She is using Shakespeare in Bits on her iPad, but she still struggles to remember what she read. During the previous novel, she really loved the story when it was read aloud, but reading independently was difficult. She struggles with writing papers in particular. She has great ideas, but when she submits her paper, the teacher is really concerned about her lack of organization. She is very successful in science class, in particular, in engineering where she gets to build and create things.

HOW PURNELL CAN HELP

Your daughter will enroll in our Literacy Skills class, where her writing should improve dramatically. She'll use graphic organizers like Inspiration for her work, and her teachers will use very visual materials, which plays to her strengths. Her classes will be multi-sensory, which makes them easier for her to connect to the material. Having a laptop will help her in many ways, including text-to-speech and speech-to-text programs.

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