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 Cheri is open to guest podcasting, corporate and educational institutions, and media entities.

1. What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a disability in written expression. It is estimated that 33% of the population have some level of dysgraphia.

2. How did you get interested in dysgraphia?

I had a parent ask me, “How can my child read and not be able to write?” I couldn’t answer. In my search to find the answer, I discovered that there are many misconceptions about dysgraphia and not much published for educators, therapists, and parents.

3. I've heard of dyslexia. Are dyslexia and dysgraphia the same thing?

Dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia are Specific Learning Disabilities.


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Each one of the roots delineates the three from the other.




They are in the same category in the DSM-5 but are not the same.

**DSM-5 = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, fifth edition – The Bible of mental health conditions.

4. Are there any other disabilities that are similar to dysgraphia?

Many individuals who have dysgraphia also have comorbid conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They are not the same diagnosis though.

5. Are there types of dysgraphia?

My definition of the types of dysgraphia is slightly different from other organizations because my delineation is a sensory-motor approach to interventions. I have separated them further.

Visual-Spatial Dysgraphia

Motor Dysgraphia

Memory Dysgraphia

Word Formation (Spelling) Dysgraphia

Sentence Formation Dysgraphiaia

Paragraph Formation Dysgraphia

6. Can you evaluate my child/student who may have dysgraphia?

My primary role is as a professional development provider for educators and therapists, which fills my days at this point. I am no longer providing direct treatment.

However, do continue to advocate and support parents by reviewing IEP documents and coaching them to prepare for team meetings. 

I also support homeschool families through educational programs and coaching.

I am an ACT48 Approved Provider in the Commonwealth of PA. This approval allows me to use NBCOT line 11 to provide professional development to occupational therapists in any other state.

7. What are the symptoms of dysgraphia?
Avoiding handwriting Hand cramps/pain Unorganized paragraphs
Awkward pencil grasp Intensively watching one’s hands Unusual pencil position
Awkward letter appearance Pencil pressure is too dark/light Written Expression does not meet expectations
Difficulty managing margins Poor fine motor skills
8. How do I find you on social media?

Look for my name on

Linked In 

Linked In Business Page


Facebook Group





Clubhouse @dysgraphiacoach

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9. Do you have any free resources?
11. Promo video 2.5 minutes


Bio – Long version and 50-word count

Long version:

Cheri is an international speaker, author, and consultant who trains educators, therapists, and parents to transcend perspectives so they can unleash success for struggling writers and strengthen their social-emotional well-being, and rally classroom engagement. 33% of the population has difficulty writing. Many can read. Dysgraphia, a disability in written expression, encompasses all forms of writing, from those who are learning to adults having trouble at work for ineffective communication skills. Her book, Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect, has remained in the Top 100 on Amazon since publication in Handwriting Reference and Learning Disabilities. It was also a Top 10 Finalist in the Author Academy Awards in 2019. Although the focus of this book was K-5, it has supported educators across all grades. Being an occupational therapist for 25 years, she has worked in many concentration areas. However, it wasn’t until starting her private practice that she found her passion. She has been an adjunct instructor at Penn State, Alvernia, and Misericordia Universities and has guest lectured at several other colleges. She lives with her husband of 31 years. They have two adult children.  She believes that understanding dysgraphia is essential to student success.

50-word count:

Cheri is an international speaker, author, and consultant who trains educators, and therapists to transcend perspectives so they can unleash success for struggling writers and strengthen their social-emotional well-being. She is an occupational therapist and adjunct instructor. She lives with her husband of 31 years. They have two adult children.

Mission Statement

To collaborate with educators, therapists, and parents to shift mindsets for struggling writers so they can strengthen their social-emotional well-being, engage fully in the classroomand be unleashed to become inspiring adults.


Our long-term vision is a retreat-style training center for educators, therapists, and parents by proactively transcending perspectives on engaging students in the classroom to prevent the appearance of dysgraphia. Attached to the center is a school to support students with dysgraphia. In addition, certified dysgraphia coaches serve these students.


Understanding dysgraphia is essential to student success


Business Phases

Phase 1

Approved Provider

  • PA Department of Education (PDE)        Act 48
  • National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) Third Party Provider

Phase 2

  • Build Awareness
  • Shift Perspectives
  • Inspire Positive Outcomes


Phase 3

Certify – Dotterer Dysgraphia Method

  • Educators
  • Therapists
  • Parents

Phase 4

International Dysgraphia Training Institute

Phase 5

International Dysgraphia School

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P. O. Box 354

Hamburg, PA 19526