Dysgraphia makes the act of writing difficult. It can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting and putting thoughts on paper. People with dysgraphia can have trouble organizing letters, numbers and words on a line or page.
At May School, our teachers are specially trained in handwriting instruction. Research demonstrates that many students with dysgraphia have greater ease with cursive handwriting than with printing. All students at May learn cursive beginning in Kindergarten, and many younger students with dysgraphia make great strides in their writing skills. For older students with dysgraphia, our focus is on teaching keyboarding skills to improve academic outcomes.
Does your student demonstrate any of the following signs of dysgraphia?
- Awkward pencil grip or body position while writing
- Trouble forming letter shapes
- Inconsistent spacing of words on page
- Lack of organization of words or numbers on page
- Inability to stay within the lines when coloring or writing
- Tires quickly when writing
- Large discrepancy between understanding demonstrated through speech and written responses
- Trouble getting started with writing
- Omitting words in sentences
- Illegible handwriting
If your child shows signs of dysgraphia, contact us today to schedule a visit. The May School can help your child experience academic success.