Dysgraphia affects handwriting ability and fine motor skills


Dysgraphia can cause illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing between words, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling and difficulty composing writing while thinking and writing at the same time.

  • mixed print and cursive writing
  • irregular size and shape of letters
  • mixed upper and lower case letters in words
  • inconsistent shape and slant of letters
  • wrist and body position
  • difficulty pre-visualising letter formation
  • copy or writing is slow and laboured
  • complains of cramping in hand while writing
  • pauses and shakes hand when writing
  • has great difficulty writing and thinking at the same time (taking notes, creative writing)