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    What is dysgraphia?

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    Sarah Wellham

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    I have a strong passion in the field of Paediatrics with 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked internationally for the past 3 years ... View Profile

    Dysgraphia is a handwriting disorder resulting in illegible handwriting and great difficulties with both visual and motor processing skills.  Dysgraphia is also related to spelling difficulties and difficulties expressing things on paper. Dysgraphia can be diagnosed from an Occupational Therapist. Dysgraphia can be both language based or non-language based.

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    Daniel Wendt

    Psychologist

    Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. Daniel is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of ... View Profile

    Dysgraphia can also be termed a Specific Learning Disorder of Writing according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - Fifth Edition (DSM-V). It is characterised by persistent difficulties with aspects of writing which can include letter formation, structure, organisation, grammar, spelling and expression. Effective early intervention begins with identification and diagnosis via a comprehensive assessment. This can involve multiple professioanls including Child Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists.

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