Affects a person’s handwriting ability and fine motor skills.
Dysgraphia is a learning disability which involves impaired ability to produce legible and automatic letter writing and often numeral writing, the latter of which may interfere with math.
Dysgraphia is rooted in difficulty with storing and automatically retrieving letters and numerals.
Individuals with dysgraphia often have difficulties in Executive Functions (e.g., planning and organizing).
Dysgraphia can impact:
- Legibility of handwriting
- Remembering how to write certain letters or numerals
- Speed of writing
- Sequential finger movements needed to write
- Executive functioning (planning, organizing)