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Treatments For Dysgraphia
Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?
May not help much: Occupational therapy can help people with fine motor control problems such as the ability to write, type, or otherwise use the hands, wrists, arms. If a child's brain is different, causing him difficulty in dealing with ideas, words, phrases, sentences, etc..., then it is not a motor skill problem, and may not benefit much from o.T. It may be worth a brief try, to see if there is improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is dysgraphia (whole words), forgetting things like a coworker's name, your own zip code, paying bills, etc, common in perimenopause?
Dysgraphia is a : specific learning disability that presents at school age. Signs & symptoms include, but are not limited to, illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, difficulty composing writing & thinking & writing at the same time. Menopause can be associated with short-term memory & concentration problems, but not the long-term memory deficits you describe. ...Read more
Both problematic: Typing and handwriting are both problematic with dysgraphia. A trial test on both platforms might provide an answer but i would suggest considering the speech recognition programs on smartphones, tablets, or pcs. ...Read more
See neurologist: Dysgraphia is a deficiency in the ability to write primarily in terms of handwriting, but also in terms of coherence there are two stages, at least, in the act of writing; a linguistic stage and a motor-expressive-praxic stage. ...Read more
Yes: Expressive language problems are usually due to brain synthesis of intended output. Dysgraphia is more peripheral & refers to problems writing. One could have verbal expressive problems & no dysgraphia. Or dysgraphia & no expressive problems. ...Read more
They're related: In expressive aphasias, the individual knows what he/she wants to say but has difficulty communicating it to others. The form of communication can be spoken words or written words. Dysgraphia is an impairment in the ability to write and therefore can contribute to expressive aphasia. Further reading: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dysgraphia/dysgraphia.htm ...Read more
No: Dysgraphia is a deficiency in the ability to write primarily in terms of handwriting, but also in terms of coherence. ...Read more