Dysgraphia Professional and Personal Development

Is illegible handwriting why your student is failing your expectations?

Our experts are trained to equip you to help your students succeed.

Illegible handwriting could be a symptom of dysgraphia.

Intervention strategies for the whole classroom, small groups, and 1:1 sessions.

Does my student have Dysgraphia?

What does dysgraphia look like?

Dys = Difficult           graph = to write           ia = condition

Illegible handwriting

Unfinished worksheets

Confusing sentence structure

No capitalization and punctuation

Dysgraphia is a developmental delay in the ability to write. 33% of students who are learning how to form letters have difficulty. Up to 65% of people graduating from high school have difficulty designing legible paragraphs at a rate similar to their peers. Symptoms include difficulty recognizing letters, numbers, and shapes, hand pain, difficulty recalling spelling, sentence structure, or paragraph design.

Check out the 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.

Meet the Author

Confusion surrounding dysgraphia is just not right. No child should have to struggle with a writing disability.  It can be overcome with proper modifications.
Although my grades were adequate, I worked hard to achieve every grade throughout my school and college years. Writing tasks weren’t easy for me. Spelling was difficult. I have dysgraphia. Essays terrified me. I even had difficulty reading small print, so many literature assignments turned me off. Apps like Audible and Kindle have rejuvenated my joy of reading. Predictive speech and Grammarly have revitalized my ability to write.
Being a student who was expected to come home with As and Bs but hovered around Cs. My heart is sensitive to that child that “doesn’t qualify” for therapist services. Their standardized scores on a test put them in a category that didn’t provide support. My writing struggles also created an atmosphere of being bullied. Struggling students fill my heart with pain. Invisible disabilities like dysgraphia make the struggle more difficult because adults or peers do not understand the student.
Being blessed with two gifted children yet struggling with writing disabilities, my aha moment came when I noticed many referrals were students who read above grade level and excel in math.  However, their writing skills are minimal.
I designed a sensory-motor-based intervention program to support all students in the classroom. This program is included in my book, Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect, and my course, Dotterer Dysgraphia Method.

Are you ready to unleash your student’s brilliance?

We can help you proactively recognize and understand dysgraphia symptoms.

We will show how to help your students overcome the trauma of not being able to write.

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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.”

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.”

Kelly Ripa and family

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