Do you have a student(s) with dysgraphia?
Help your students overcome the social-emotional trauma associated with handwriting problems.
Symptoms of Dysgraphia
- Avoid handwriting
- Awkward pencil grasp
- Awkward letter appearance
- Breaks pencils often
- Difficulty managing margins
- Hand cramps or pain
- Intensely watching his/her hand when writing
- Pencil pressure is too light
- Poor fine motor skills
- Unorganized paragraphs
- Unusual hand or paper position
- Written Expression does not meet expectations
What is written expression?
Comprehending handwriting deficits begins by understanding what topics are included in writing.
According to the DSM-5 is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, written expression includes:
Omission of letters
Vowel or consonant substitutions
Dysgraphia is a delay in written expression
Key Characteristics of a written expression delay are illegible handwriting and a slower speed than their peers.
How can you help your students?
- Arm yourself with best-practice interventions
- Collaborate with all disciplines in your building
- Know the signs to look for when a student needs an evaluation
- Join a community of Word Changers
- Engage in professional development programs
Body Sentence Alphabet
The Body Sentence Alphabet is a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (movement) alphabet to improve spelling and vocabulary.
Virtual Dysgraphia Coffee Chat
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The Writing Glitch Podcast
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The Writing Glitch Community
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Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect
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The longer writing is a challenge, the longer it will take to remediate it.
Proactive action is essential to supporting students with handwriting problems.
Practice is the other essential.
Keyboarding is important.
A keyboard will never replace handwriting.
Our mission is to help teachers, therapists, and parents raise the next generation of leaders by hacking barriers to writing success (dysgraphia).
At Dotterer Educational Consulting, we know that the physical and emotional cost of education is holding back our future leaders because students have difficulty accessing their way to learn. We design professional development tools that help ALL students, including 1/3 of the population with writing challenges, engage in learning to become the leaders they were meant to be.
Clarity: We believe that narrowing the gap between strengths and weaknesses can occur in the whole classroom setting through collaboration and awareness by taking risks and experimenting with emerging best practices. Being passionate about teaching is not limited to one profession. Everyone has something to share, even the students.
Community: We believe that encouraging the heart is created through community and builds students’ social-emotional learning across their lifespan. Let’s celebrate the smallest of victories and nurture gratitude.
Competency: We believe that self-development is both professional and personal and is a lifelong process. We need to unleash the servant kings and queens in ourselves and our students by tapping into every student’s learning behaviors.
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