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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:

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Capitalization

  • Sentence structure 

  • Paragraph organization

  • Clarity

  • Additional letters

  • 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

Free Resources

Body Sentence Alphabet

The Body Sentence Alphabet is a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (movement) alphabet to improve spelling and vocabulary.

Decoding Dysgraphia

Get an overview of the types of dysgraphia. Each type includes one intervention to get you started helping your child. Register Here.

Virtual Dysgraphia Coffee Chat

Have a question? Cheri offers free office hours. Click here to find out when the next session is happening.

Other Resources

Book Cheri to Speak

Need a topic for your next faculty meeting or PD day? Cheri offers one hour, 1/2 day, and full-day professional development. Click here for topics. 

Get Certified - Dotterer Dysgraphia Method

The Dotterer Dysgraphia Method is a certification program based on the research from our founder, Cheri Dotterer.  Completing this program grants you a certificate as a Certified Dysgraphia K-5 Specialist.

 

We are developing programs across the lifespan to become a Dysgraphia Consultant.

Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect

Get a signed copy of Cheri’s book (US only)

Defeat the frustration of handwriting avoidance. Build confidence and competence in your understanding of dysgraphia. Be the dysgraphia authority in your school.

Personal Growth

As Carol Dweck reported in her research, a growth mindset sets you apart from others.

Do you know who you are at your core?

Do you know why you are here?

Do you know where you are going?

You need to understand yourself first; then you can help others. Everyone should invest in themselves annually. Here is a great place to start.

Rewrite the futures of your students by investing in yourself through these programs.

Take on dysgraphia and change the atmosphere of your classroom/clinic!

You were put with each child in your classroom/clinic for a specific reason! Be the teacher/therapist who sets a child’s learning ablaze!

Start your personal growth journey today.

Research Participation

Are you interested in participating in research? Participation does NOT mean you need to return to school.  Your company could be a site that engages in research being conducted by others.

If you are in school and need connections, we are here to make them happen.

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Masterclass Series

Dotterer Educational Consulting offers masterclass training once per month with related topics to dysgraphia.  Register for a course. Annual discounts are available.

Additional Resources

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.

Word Changers Design Student Success!

Anyone who helps students transform handwriting problems is called a Word Changer.

Connect Dysgraphia

Reform Evaluations

Outline Interventions

Write Action Plans

Normalize Social Implications

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