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Dysgraphia (Writing Disability)

Please note: Being listed here is not per se an endorsement of any particular site or email list. I have included annotations for those sites or lists that I am familiar with and strongly recommend.

LD Online has some very good articles:
"Understanding Why Students Avoid Writing" by Regina G. Richards, M.A. http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/writing/richards_avoidwrtg.html
"Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Handwriting Problems and/or Dysgraphia" by Susan Jones, M.Ed.

ADDed Reality: Dysgraphia

The CAPD parents page has a section on dysgraphia/writing disorders

Psychologist Margaret Kay, Ed.D. has a good article on dysgraphia at

Another good article - "Graphomotor Skills:  Why Some Kids hate to Write:  Things to Know and How to Help" by Glenda Thorne, Ph.D.

                                                     Books on Dysgraphia

The Writing Dilemma: Understanding Dysgraphia by Regina G. Richards is useful for anyone who thinks their child might have dysgraphia. Unfortunately it is out of print, but you may be able to get it from your library or used. Other books by Richards on dysgraphia and dyslexia can be found at RET Center Press.


Overwhelmed by all the terminology and abbreviations? In addition to the acronyms page at this site, there's an excellent Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities (in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat to read it) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/.  It is also available as a website (but may take a long time to load) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/dictionary.htm
There's a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie Packer, Ph.D., at http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/Files/Conditions/Glossary2002.pdf
Another dictionary can be found at http://www.feat.org/legal/speddict.htm and another list of acronyms at http://www.feat.org/legal/terms.html

Last updated Friday October 06, 2006

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