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Types of Dysgraphia

Avoidance of Schoolwork
Avoidance of Schoolwork

There are 5 different types of dysgraphia although some children may have more than one type of Dysgraphia. Symptoms, in actuality, may vary in presentation from what is listed here. Dyslexic Dysgraphia – With Dyslexic Dysgraphia a person’s spontaneously written work is illegible, copied work is pretty good, and spelling is bad.

Difficulty With Spacing Text
Difficulty With Spacing Text

Understand and learn about dysgraphia in ... a child with dysgraphia may have a difficult time in ... Has trouble with shape-discrimination and letter spacing;

Double Deficit Dyslexia
Double Deficit Dyslexia

What is the Double Deficit in Dyslexia? Oct 11, 2012 | DM News Blog | 0 comments You will hear references to the “double deficit” in dyslexics. This is a theory that dyslexics both have a weak phonological awareness (of the sounds in words) and also a poor naming speed rate, when asked to recall words:

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Fine Motor Difficulties
Fine Motor Difficulties

Understand and learn about dysgraphia in children. ... Writing requires a complex set of fine motor and language processing skills. ... Fine Motor Difficulties.

Grammar and Usage Problems
Grammar and Usage Problems

Some school psychologists and teachers use the term dysgraphia as a type of shorthand to mean “a disorder in written expression. ... Grammar and Usage Problems.

Language Processing Issues
Language Processing Issues

Writing requires a complex set of fine motor and language processing skills. ... Experts aren’t sure what causes dysgraphia and other issues of written expression.

Low Confidence and a Negative Self-Image
Low Confidence and a Negative Self-Image

Low confidence and a negative self-image As with other specific learning differences, dysgraphia can cause confidence and self-esteem issues. Students may be embarrassed by their writing ability and reluctant to work in groups or pairs.

Organization of Written Language
Organization of Written Language

Understand and learn about dysgraphia in children. Understand written expression issues and child writing problems in dysgraphic ... Organization of Written Language.

Pain and Frustration From Handwriting
Pain and Frustration From Handwriting

Students with Spatial Dysgraphia often have trouble keeping their writing on the lines and difficulty with spacing between words. Phonological Dysgraphia – Phonological Dysgraphia is characterized by writing and spelling disturbances in which the spelling of unfamiliar words, non-words, and phonetically irregular words is impaired.

Phonological Dyslexia
Phonological Dyslexia

Phonological dyslexia is extreme difficulty reading that is a result of phonological impairment, meaning the ability to manipulate the basic sounds of language. The individual sounds of language become 'sticky', unable to be broken apart and manipulated easily.

Poor Letter Formation
Poor Letter Formation

Kids with dyspraxia can have other learning and attention issues, such as dysgraphia, dyscalculia and ADHD, but dyspraxia isn’t the cause for these. An issue that impacts written language. It can affect both information and motor processing (which can impact handwriting).

Poor Spelling
Poor Spelling

Dysgraphia is a specific learning disability that affects written expression. Dysgraphia can appear as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Dysgraphia can be a language based, and/or non-language based disorder.

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Rapid Naming Deficit
Rapid Naming Deficit

Dysgraphia may occur alone or with dyslexia (impaired reading disability) or with oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD, also referred to as selective language impairment, SLI). Dyslexia is a disorder that includes poor word reading, word decoding, oral reading fluency, and spelling. Children with dyslexia may have impaired orthographic and phonological coding, rapid automatic naming and focused, switching, and/or sustained attention.

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Spelling Issues/Handwriting Issues
Spelling Issues/Handwriting Issues

A child may have dysgraphia if his writing skills lag behind those of his peers and he has at least some of these symptoms: ... Spelling Issues/Handwriting Issues.

Surface Dyslexia
Surface Dyslexia

Dysgraphia Dyslexia; What is it? An issue that involves difficulty with the physical act of writing. Kids may also find it hard to organize and express their thoughts and ideas in written form. An issue that involves difficulty with reading. It can also affect writing, spelling and speaking.

Ungrammatical and Disorganized Writing
Ungrammatical and Disorganized Writing

Ungrammatical and disorganized writing The higher order functions of writing, such as planning and producing grammatically correct sentences, can be difficult for a child with dysgraphia. Run-on sentences are common, misuse or a lack of punctuation may show up and teachers will generally find written work hard to follow.

Visual Dyslexia
Visual Dyslexia

Visual processing disorders interrupt the brain’s processing of visual information, including written language, and can result in irregularly shaped letters and words, as with dysgraphia. Learn more in our posts on dyspraxia vs. dyslexia and visual processing disorders.

Visual-Spatial Difficulties
Visual-Spatial Difficulties

Understand and learn about dysgraphia in children. ... Visual-Spatial Difficulties. Has trouble with shape-discrimination and letter spacing;