Cheri Dotterer | Dysgraphia Expert

We help teachers, therapists, and parents

build clarity, community, and competency

around the barriers to writing success.

Educational Consultant | Keynote Speaker | Workshop Facilitator | Podcast Host

Handwriting has been devoured by the cost of time due to educational standards.

Technology is taking over education.

However, we are missing an essential neurological development piece by not explicitly teaching handwriting in the early years.

As students grow, they are not prepared neurologically to convert the kinesthetic of writing to the technology aspect.

Learn how to develop essential interventions to streamline student success.

What does dysgraphia look like?

  • Illegible handwriting
  • Unfinished worksheets, assignments, work materials
  • Confusing sentence structure
  • Capitalization and punctuation errors

Latin roots:

dys difficulty
graph to write
ia condition of

In the handwriting sample,

  • The sizing is inconsistent.
  • There are spelling errors.
  • The student misjudged the right margin.
  • Line placement is variable.

This photo is an example of a student after he participated in 30 minutes of functional activities.  Prior, he refused to write.

Why worry about handwriting problems?

Because it impacts 110 million people from early writers through adulthood!

That’s one out of three students from preschool through college students.

It impacts the workplace because employees cannot write efficiently.

Reading, writing, and keyboarding are not the same.

Reading is a sensory neurological pathway.

Speaking is an oral neurological pathway.

Handwritten work is one neurological pathway.

Typewritten work is a separate neurological pathway.

Research has proven that if one of these neurological processes is underdeveloped, the learner will demonstrate communication gaps.

Check out my award-nominated book. 

Ranked in Amazon’s top 100 for Handwriting Reference and Learning Disability.

Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect helps child development professionals better understand their students who struggle with handwriting.

This groundbreaking book helps them understand how many students suffer every day because they struggle with handwriting.

From Response to Intervention to the Individualized Education Program, this book provides strategies readers can use at a moment’s notice.

Handwriting Brain Body DisConnect Turkish

Turkish translation

Meet Cheri

Cheri is an international speaker, author, and consultant who designs professional development materials to help students overcome the social-emotional trauma associated with dysgraphia and support teachers cultivate successful students. She is an occupational therapist and adjunct instructor. She lives with her husband of 31 years. They have two adult children.

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Design student and employee success

Dysgraphia does not have to be a barrier to your students’ education or an employee’s success.

Attention concerned teachers, therapists, business owners, and parents.

Help your students learn with ease and improve your awareness and empathy toward employees who struggle with effective communication.

Confusion and frustration over handwriting must be overcome with remediation and explicit instruction.

Gain clarity, competence, and confidence!

Transform their social-emotional well-being!

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Understanding Dysgraphia is Essential to

Student Success!

What our clients say

Shawna Steinbrecher, Occupational Therapist

“I found that it helped me be mindful in educating others and getting information to educators that they might not know about Specific Leaning Disability, and Dysgraphia. I felt that the course had good literature to help with educating others. The book was valuable.”

Hillary Davis, Occupational Therapist

“The roll-out of information was incredible. The way you organized this course contributed to the ease in which I could process and apply the information. I feel considerably more prepared to explain dysgraphia to other team members and support students.”

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Thanks to Kelly Ripa for boldly sharing her family’s story,

dysgraphia is finally getting some much overdue attention.

She made this comment in People Magazine, February 4, 2021, in an article written by Ashley Boucher:  “Mark and I were FaceTiming the other night … Mark got very emotional, and very choked up, because he said, ‘You know, I never thought he would be able to go to college.’ Because he was profoundly dyslexic and dysgraphic.”

Source: Facebook – Kelly Ripa and family