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What is dysgraphia?

What is dysgraphia?

Published: Nov. 9, 2023

Dysgraphia is a neurological condition that causes someone to struggle with handwriting because of impaired fine motor skills. People with dysgraphia don’t just have “bad handwriting” — because of differences in their brains, they struggle to turn their thoughts into written language at the same level of complexity as their typically developing peers.

Dysgraphia is considered a Specific Learning Disorder in the DSM-5, like other learning disabilities including dyslexia and dyscalculia.

To learn more, see our article Dysgraphia 101.

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