Kids with dysgraphia have trouble with writing—whether that’s handwriting, expressing ideas in writing, or both. But there are a number of strategies, tools and therapies that can help your child get better at (and more comfortable with) these skills. If you recently learned your child has dysgraphia and aren’t sure what to do next, start by following these steps.
Learn all you can about dysgraphia.
Investigate dysgraphia treatments and therapies.
Discuss dysgraphia supports and services with the school.
Teach your child to self-advocate.
Beginning in grade school, your child can ask for help at school and beyond when her dysgraphia causes challenges. Middle-schoolers with dysgraphia might be embarrassed to draw attention to their challenges, but speaking up about what they need is a lifelong skill to practice.
Understand the possible emotional impact.
Learn what you can do at home.
Find dysgraphia support.
Stay in touch with the school.