As the name indicates, writing disorders impair the ability to write correctly and legibly. Dysgraphia is the formal name for writing disorder. An individual with writing disorders will experience challenges writing age-appropriate material on paper.
The common symptoms of dysgraphia are:
Writing disorders are life-long disabilities, but symptoms can certainly be managed on an individual basis. Sometimes symptoms change with age. Treatment should be modified to suit these changes.
Occupational therapists can help the child with the physical act of writing by strengthening fine motor coordination and hand strength.
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