Kid's Dysgraphia at school: What Parents and Teachers Should Do


Learning to write is skill, but a pleasure as well

 Having spent an amazing summer time full of joy and entertainment, responsible parents get their kids ready for a new school year supplying them with necessary school books and materials. However, parents and teachers must pay attention to another more important criterion that may prevent kids’ positive mood from learning. One of the psychological hinders that affect our kids’ acquisition is called Dysgraphia; a learning disability that appears in students’ incapability to perform an meaningful handwriting on paper.

Apparently, those kids who suffer from dysgraphia undergo frustration and lose self-confidence. The issue is magnified when both parents and teachers are unaware of such writing disability. Sometimes, which is quite heartbreaking, although parents and teachers are familiar with Dysgraphia, they lack experience to provide accurate solution and therapy to help out their children.

What Does Dysgraphia Mean?

Dysgraphia refers to students’ inability to spell right and transfer thoughts into decipherable handwriting. Scientists have demonstrated that kids with Dysgraphia are usually smart in a sense that they ponder over a multitude of ideas and amazing thoughts that exceed their capacity to render them into written discourse or mere sentences. This mental disability reminds us of another tougher learning issue; which is Dyslexia where affected students are unable to read and decode written symbols and characters.

According to a study upon Dysgraphia (2017), over 59% of affected children showed impaired handwriting. We should therefore bear in mind that most of children with Dysgraphia may have common mental disorder coined as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Such kids seem hyperactive and careless about
the outcome of their acts. They also can’t afford being attentive for a long time, while their impulsive attitudes are hard to control.

Does my child Have Dysgraphia?
Parents, like Teachers, can help children overcome Dysgraphia

In fact, if we as parents and teachers are alerted about Dysgraphia’s symptoms, it will be easier for us to fight Dysgraphia and thus help our kids think, retain and write in adequate manners. Usually, if we notice the following difficulties, it means that our kids may have got Dysgraphia:

· Inability to write clearly and retain and read back after a while.

· Inability to respect punctuation, write and spell letters correctly.

· Inability to spell a sentence in a straight line.

· Inability to provide enough space between letters.

· Inability to hold and use a pen in a correct way.

· Noticeable impatience for writing and resort to tiring.

· Inability to think and write at the same time.

What Should We Do To Help Our Kids Out?

Knowing about the above symptoms of Dysgraphia is a relieving fact at the first place. Then, how can we deal if our kids suffers from Dysgraphia?

Frist of all, parents and teachers should not panic, for the situation may not need a psychologist to identify such symptoms. Otherwise, if needed be, it is advisable that any psychological intervention must be confidential. The idea is to solve the issue, not intensify it, for it may be a great mistake if our kids know about their handwriting problem.

Before accessing into the best suggestions to solve this problem, parents must bear in mind that their emotional support and help are the best primarily solution they must adhere to. Parents should remain patient and have to spare time at home for fun activities that enable kids to use both their hands and memory.

The following educational activities are believed to defeat Dysgraphia and render our kids more successful:

· Educational focus must be on students’ strengths, not on their weakness or inabilities.

· Schools must adopt multimedia and visual tools, such as speech recognition and word processing software. This way, students with Dysgraphia will make use of listening and speaking skills to complete their assignments and examinations.

· Computers and keyboards are great alternatives for pens.

· Tests and assignments should be variable and encouraging rather than based how content grammatically looks like. Teachers may opt for fill-in-the-gaps, true-false, and multiple-choice activities.

· Teachers may provide their instructions and lecture in form of audios.

· Kids must be graded based on the overall performed content, not on specific details of spelling and punctuation.

· The adopted notebooks must incorporate wide lines and clear Graphics.

· Consulting a professional center will be practically helpful to provide specific assistance to kids with Dysgraphia. There exist a number of educative centers whose specialized coaches and tutors provide Digraphia children with multidisciplinary programs and services, necessary care and assistance, as well as special physical therapy, all allotted to help kids develop their learning skills and, more particularly, overcome their mental-writing issue. Amongst these, we find in the U.S centers like CPIR (The Center for Parent Information & Resources) and understood (, childsuccess center ( Another exceptional center in England is named Hillcenter (
When Our children get rid of Dysgraphia, They start to explore their capacities 

In fact, our kids’ learning abilities do matter for everyone of us. It is then compulsory that we make an effort to contact our schools and teachers, speak about the problem with no shame or fear, and fitch the right occupational therapist who is able to identify the symptoms and offer the right accommodation, concise instruction and appropriate mental activity as the key to let our kids recover and learn in a normal educational pathway.

We also must retain is that Dysgraphia does not mean that our kids are low achievers, stupid or lazy at school. Quite the opposite, as stated earlier, kids with Dysgraphia have got extraordinary intelligence. Their only challenge is to use such intelligence in the right way, and in handwriting in particular. It is then our duty as parents and teachers to take a step forward and encounter Dysgraphia with the right mental-based learning activities.


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