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