Frequently asked questions
Does the dysgraphia test have a time limit?
No the dysgraphia test does not have a time limit as we take the time it takes the person to complete the test into account when forming a preliminary diagnosis.
At Dysgraphia Help we understand that some children who are taking the test can become tired or distracted easily, particularly if they have other disorders or conditions as ADHD or M.E for example. The test can therefore be paused and saved at any point for completion at a later time.
What does the test consist of?
The first part of the test asks questions referring to the test taker’s perception of their handwriting abilities.
The second part asks questions to help us determine the test taker’s information processing abilities.
The third part of the test uses similar testing techniques of that if we were testing for dyslexia. Determining whether the test taker may have dyslexia allows us to make a more accurate diagnosis of dysgraphia.
And the forth part of the test asks questions referring to the test taker’s perceptions of their fine and gross motor skills.
What does the dysgraphia report consist of?
The first part of the report is an introduction to dysgraphia.
The second reports on the worries and concerns the test taker has with their own handwriting ability.
Following this is the analyses of the provided handwriting sample, and identification of the reported worries and concerns within this sample.
We then move on to analysing the test taker’s information processing abilities.
Next, a decision is made as to whether it is likely the test taker has problems with retaining information from their long-term memory and of holding it in their short-term memory. This is done by comparing the test taker’s information processing abilities with the time it took them to complete the test.
After this we determine whether or not the test taker may have dyslexia.
We then report on the test taker’s perceptions of their fine and/or gross motor skills, away from handwriting.
Finally, the findings are summarised and a preliminary diagnosis is made.