"I'd also like to know of any specialists in San Antonio. Our experience
mirrors one described below--we have observed this problem in our son for
several years and had him tested for learning disorders. Other than ADHD,
his troubles have been called "non-specific" but we know that he
specifically struggles in this *one* area--not reading, not math, not
science, etc. Just writing. Frankly, I don't care if it's dysgraphia or
whatever. I just want the school to acknowledge the problem and give him
the help he needs.
"Thanks for this article. It summarizes a lot of information in a small
space. However, I wonder why you would encourage introducing a word
processor early. Recent studies have shown there's no advantage to
adopting computers before about age 12 - by which time basic reading,
writing, research and some critical-thinking skills have been acquired.
"Wuaw, I did not about this trouble. Thinking about my son he has this
trouble and now I will to talk with specials teachers about this point
maybe they will take a test to him. Thanks, for this important
information. My son was daignostic with AHD has in medication .
"What can the schools do to help students? I am having difficulty with CST
- they do not want to accept out Neuropsychologicals (2). HELP!
"great article. But since this is 'Great Schools' website where is info
about how to find the schools who acknowledge these needs and implement
"It is refreshing to see an article about this that I haven't had to dig
all over the internet for. I have been convinced since my son was in K
(he's in 4th grade now) that he has dysgraphia. I have spoken to every
teacher he has had about this. Most of them have no idea what I'm talking
about. One (his 2nd and 3rd grade teacher) was so helpful. She educated
herself about the disorder and ways to help my son. She also helped me
get him evaluated. The problem is that I don't think the person who
evaluated him knew about this disorder either, and she refused to show me
the results. All she said is that he is 'borderline' and doesn't require
intervention! I have seen this child struggle, sweat and cry over
writing... and eventually all he learned is that he just needs to give up
because there is no point... it breaks my heart to see that in him. I
have put calls in to a specialist in Jacksonville, FL, but I can not get
them to call back... my plan is to keep calling un!
til I get an answer and an appointment. So many people don't understand
that this is not a motivational issue. It is a true neurological
disorder... this is not just about 'messy handwriting'. It is so much
more than that. The public really needs to be educated about this. Maybe
then people would take it seriously when parents say 'I think my child is
"Im looking for a school that can help me, with writing and reading, i
struggled all my life with reading and writing, I'm 19, I Graduated From
Belle Vernon high school in 08,
"This article has been of great help, it's very informative. Where would I
find paper that has raised lines. I myself have problems organizing my
thoughts writing has been and still is very tedious for me. It takes me
for ever to organize my ideas and every time I think I got the hang of
it,it's like starting over again when another project comes up. Is there a
place were one could take some courses inn writing."
"My son is in the 4th grade and has all the symptoms listed above.I really
need help! He is currently in resouce for writing but that is not helping.
He hates to go in there for 30 mins each morning. "
"I like the article. Step wise instructions are good .
"My son is in high school he was diagnosed with this in elem. It has been
a battle with schools because you would be suprised how little schools
know about this. He is in high school now and still never recived his
keyboard, schools have been promising him for years. But he has learned
how to overcome this."
"My son has dysgraphia, I am learning now that it is very rarely
diagnosed.. And not many children are truly dysgraphic"
"Looking for a program to help my son with his dysgraphia in San Antonio TX"