Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Impairment of the ability to write, usually caused by brain dysfunction or disease.

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  • n. A language disorder that affects a person's ability to write.

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  • n. impaired ability to learn to write

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin : dys- + Greek -graphiā, -graphy.

Examples

  • I’m pretty sure I have always been mildly ADD and had what is know called dysgraphia when young — maybe still do.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Suing to Get More Time on Exams

  • Students with writing disorders such as dysgraphia, the inability to form letters or numbers, or those with dyslexia can have difficulty spelling and making logical transitions in their writing assignments.

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  • The Davis methods report a 97\% success rate correcting (not curing) dyslexia and related conditions such as dysgraphia, dyscalculia, attention difficulties and dyspraxia.

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  • Finding lowercase L's used incorrectly amidst all uppercase letters may be a fun pastime, but in some cases the lowercase L may be a symptom of a neurological disorder called dysgraphia, "a neurological disorder characterized by writing disabilities.

    lowercase L

  • My fifteen year old son has sensory integration disorder, ADHD and dysgraphia.

    Teenagers...

  • Like others here, I only recently got around to having myself diagnosed for the ADHD, mild dyslexia and moderate dysgraphia I was always aware of.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Suing to Get More Time on Exams

  • I believe both my children are mildly ADD, and my son has been diagnosed with dysgraphia pretty severe when he was just starting to wield a pencil.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Suing to Get More Time on Exams

  • They sacrificed and took her to Atlanta Speech where she was tested for two days and viola -- learning disability with spatial processing, dysgraphia , and a few other issues.

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  • Sue was also coping with some hearing loss, visual processing issues, and dysgraphia a neurological disorder that results in barely legible handwriting.

    The Organized Student

  • While this hereditary pattern did not correspond to the classic Mendelian paradigms explaining the recurrence of physical traits, it did indicate an inherited neurologic susceptibility, such as might also explain the incidence of disorders like dyslexia, dysgraphia, or Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.

    Knotted Tongues

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