By The Understood Team
Kids with dysgraphia can struggle with many aspects of writing, from taking notes to remembering words to use when jotting down thoughts. The good news is there are strategies you can use at home to help. Here are some ideas.
Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D.
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
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I teach high school architectural drawing and one student last year was diagnosed with dysgraphia. He was discouraged from taking my course by parents and admin but he insisted on taking it. More power to him! He did extremely poorly on some assignments but much better on others, particularly once we started drawing with the SketchUp computer program. Mentally he was all there in terms of understanding the drawing techniques but his hand drawing frequently suffered. I don't see drawing as a problem in your description of Dysgraphia but, frankly, writing and drawing are not distant cousins. They require many of the same skills and I wonder why drawing does not show up as a part of dysgraphia.
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