Writing disabilities

Students with dysgraphia are those with specific disabilities in processing and reporting information in written form. Writing is firmly connected to reading and spelling because comprehension and exposition of these skills are demonstrated through writing. While writing is a representation of oral language, it also must convey meaning without vocal intonation or stress, making organizational demands on the writer. Problems in writing may result from an inability to manipulate a pen and paper to produce a legible representation of ideas or an inability to express oneself on paper. The former can be address with the introduction of a word processor. Problems with composition and exposition can be treated with a variety of remedial techniques.

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