Monday 23th March 2015

Six quick facts about dysgraphia

  • It is thought that more than 5% of the population has dysgraphia.1

     

  • Researchers have so far identified 5 subtypes of dysgraphia – dyslexic dysgraphia, motor dysgraphia, spatial dysgraphia, visual dysgraphia and phonological dysgraphia.2

     

  • People with dysgraphia are often mistakenly diagnosed with dyslexia.

     

  • Dysgraphia is a Greek term which in English translates to “impaired at writing by hand”. 

     

  • The Disabled Student’s Allowance for Student Finance England, recognise dysgraphia as a specific learning difference.3

     

  • Much like other specific learning differences the true cause of dysgraphia in many cases cannot be identified.


1 www.slideshare.net

2 www.handwriting-solutions.com and www.dyslexiaa2z.com

3 dysgraphia.org.uk

 

Lucy Mister

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