Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing regardless of ability to read. People with dysgraphia have difficulty writing legibly. They can also have trouble organising letters, numbers or words on a line or page. Difficulty forming letters such as p b d or q can lead to problems with spelling. Dysgraphia also result in difficulty putting thoughts down on paper. People suffering from dysgraphia often experience physical pain while writing.

Although dyspraxia can also result in very poor handwriting, it is associated with a much wider range of motor skill problems than dysgraphia.

By the time students with dysgraphia reach High School they should be encouraged to use a computer for writing, if they are not doing so already, or to use speech-to-text assistive technology. Tiredness caused by note taking can be minimised by photographing notes that a teacher has placed on a whiteboard. Tools such as One-note by Google has a free add-on speech- to-text facility which can assist with note-taking.

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