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DYSGRAPHIA EXPLAINED

DEFINED BY AN INABILITY TO WRITE CORRECTLY, NOT CORRELATED TO INTELLIGENCE. PERSON COMPREHENDS WHAT THEY WRITE

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DYSGRAPHIA OVERVIEW

Is a developmental condition and it cannot be acquired. There is no cure

An estimated 5% to 20% of UK population of all ages and genders, diagnosed and not, have Dysgraphia

Many successful people including Agatha Christie

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WITH DYSGRAPHIA

Present information and instructions in ready to use formats so the person doesn't have to copy anything out

Consider asking for replies verbally and digitally rather than on paper

Instead of asking for applicants via handwritten forms, allow typed and CVs, and job trials

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DYSGRAPHIA PRESENTATION INCLUDES

The person may present with copying or writing slowly

Whilst writing they may also omit letters or words from sentences

May have a difficulty with spacing things out on paper, as well as an inconsistency in letter and word spacing

They may have difficulty in concentrating whist writing

May have poor spelling including unfinished words or sentences

People with Dysgraphia have a difficulty in visualising words before writing them

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SOME OF THE MANY STRENGTHS

OF DYSGRAPHIA

PEOPLE WITH DYSGRAPHIA ARE VERY WELL KNOWN FOR HAVING STRONG VERBAL REASONING SKILLS

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A FEW REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DYSGRAPHIA

Having to present digitally rather than in handwritten formats will greatly assist

Where writing is required then allow extra time for the persons to complete the task

Design a tick box template so the person with Dysgraphia can be less reliant on handwriting