Learning Disabilities and Dysgraphia

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Running head: LEARNING DISABILITIES AND DYSGRAPHIA Children with Dysgrapia and Other Learning Disabilities Your Name School Name or Institution Abstract There are many types of learning disabilities that are prevalent among children in the world today. This paper will not necessarily explore in detail the prevalence of the disorders, but explore the different types, causes, and treatment for the variety of learning disabilities among children today. This paper will focus particularly on one disorder. This learning disorder is called dysgraphia. To make it simple, dysgraphia is a disorder of written language expression that is more prevalent in children than in adults. Dysgraphia can be seen in letter inconsistencies, irregular…show more content…
Dysgraphia can be caused by a neurological problem or brain damage. In the journal article Progress in Cognitive Neuroscience Research on Dysgraphia: Introduction, the author explores different research on dysgraphia and investigates the disability from a neuropsychological standpoint. The author reports that dysgraphia is impairment in the parallel of neurological system and fine motor skills. This journal article presented some valuable information on the subject of dysgraphia. While dysgraphia may be broadly categorized into three main categories, there are many individual variations that may affect treatment and prognosis. The three main categories of dysgraphia are dyslexic dysgraphia, motor dysgraphia, and spatial dysgraphia. First in dyslexic dysgraphia, spontaneously written text is illegible. When the student tries to spell orally, they do a poor job, but when they draw or copy a written text; it is fairly normal in appearance. The student's finger-tapping speed is normal in dyslexic dysgraphia. Finger-tapping speed is a measure of fine-motor speed in a patient. Next in motor dysgraphia, both spontaneous and copied text is illegible, oral spelling is normal, and drawing presents a problem. Finger-tapping speed is abnormal for these patients. Last in spatial dysgraphia, patients display illegible writing in a produced or copied manner. Oral spellings in these patients are normal
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