postures. Theses exercises can have an impact on hand movements. Dysgraphia causes a person's writing to be distorted or incorrect. Some individuals with Dysgraphia improve their writing ability, but for others, the disorder persists. It is thought that more than 5% of the population has Dysgraphia. Some adaptations that are really helpful for students with dysgraphia at school that can be helpful with speed writing can be giving the students extra time to take notes, copy materials and take tests, provide typed copies
of classroom notes, allow the students to record certain class sectioned or use a laptop for writing, Allow to start writing projects and assignments early, provide paper with name, date, title, etc. already filled. Some other adaptations that are really helpful for students with amount writing can be providing a lesson outline for taking notes, handout worksheets so there’s less to copy from the board, and grade assignments based on what they know and not on spelling or handwriting. Some other helpful things for difficult assignments are giving examples of finished assignments, help student break writing assignments into steps, let the student have a proofreader to look for errors and help students learn how to use a rubric and explain how each step is graded.
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- Spring '16
- Sydney Smith
- Dyslexia, Learning disability, Dysgraphia