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Dysgraphia: Definition, Prevalence, 20+ Signs, 5 Types, 6 Causes, 1 Treatment

Learn more about dysgraphia: What is dysgraphia? How common is this learning problem? What are the symptoms and warning signs in early writers, young students, teenagers and adults? What are the causes and treatment?

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What Goes Wrong In the Brain When Someone Can’t Spell

By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words.

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Defeating Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: A Case Study

Ten-year-old Dalton has been diagnosed with dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia) at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and with dyslexia and dysgraphia by a multidisciplinary team at his school. Despite occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and putting three Orton-Gillingham-based programs to the test, he continued to struggle.

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Why Writing by Hand Makes Kids Smarter

New brain research shows that writing by hand helps children learn more and remember better. At the same time, schools are going more and more digital.

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Tactile-Kinesthetic (Haptic) Perception and the Learning Disabled

Tactile and kinesthetic perceptions usually go hand in hand; therefore, they are considered together as one, namely haptic. Tactile perception refers to the sense of touch, while kinesthetic perception deals with the sense of body movements and muscle feelings.

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The Importance of Spelling and Handwriting in a Digital Age

It's a fair question for parents to consider: Why should my child learn to master the skills of spelling and handwriting in a world governed by spell checkers and keyboards? Isn't the mere notion of teaching these skills as archaic as attempting to master trigonometry without the use of a scientific calculator?

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We Finally Know Why People Are Left- Or Right-Handed

Most of us are right-handed, but a fair few happen to be left-handed. Why is this? Is it just something we learn to have a preference for over time, or is it something to do with our neurological wiring from birth? According to a brand new study in the journal eLife, however, it is definitively […]

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Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting (Activities Included)

Fine motor skills are involved in smaller movements that occur in the wrists, hands, fingers, feet and toes. They participate in smaller actions such as picking up objects between the thumb and finger, writing carefully, and even blinking...

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Gross Motor Skills and Handwriting (Activities Included)

Many parents think that having good gross motor skills can enable a child to excel at sports. This is only part of the benefit! Developing your child's gross motor skills can do so much more than that – they can influence a child’s ability to write well and even to concentrate in the classroom.

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Overcoming Handwriting Problems

As with all learning problems, a writing disability can be devastating to a child’s education and self-esteem and can cause major limitations to that child’s career path. A child who struggles with a writing disability will find it increasingly difficult to express their knowledge on many subjects and thus the writing process itself stands in the way of being able to learn.

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Is Handwriting an Outdated Skill?

As laptops and tablets become more commonly used as writing tools, many are ready to leave the skill of handwriting behind. A growing body of research, however, is leading psychologists and neuroscientists to emphasize the importance of teaching handwriting.

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Better Learning through Handwriting

The process of reading and writing involves a number of senses. When writing by hand, our brain receives feedback from our motor actions, together with the sensation of touching a pencil and paper. These kinds of feedback is significantly different from those we receive when touching and typing on a keyboard.

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