Types of Dysgraphia

  • Visual-Spatial Dysgraphia

    The sensory information entering the brain is interpreted incorrectly. Students have difficulty identifying letters, numbers, shapes, and symbols and how to properly align them on paper.

  • Motor Dysgraphia

    Students with motor dysgraphia demonstrate delay muscle tone development, have decreased fine motor skills, difficulty crossing midline, and motor planning problems.

  • Memory Dysgraphia

    Visual and/or auditory memory deficits prevent this student from recalling how to write letters and numbers. They may also have difficulty hearing what is said in the classroom or have difficulty processing oral information in some environments. Their own thoughts may also distract the student.

  • Word Formation Dysgraphia

    Word formation dysgraphia is simply difficulty in understanding the basics forming words. These students do not comprehend how spelling rules are used to create words.

  • Sentence Formation Dysgraphia

    Without the visual cue, these children have a run-on word with minimal capitalization and punctuation. Speed and fluency are the greatest struggle for children with sentence formation dysgraphia.

  • Paragraph Formation Dysgraphia

    These children have a very difficult time with the conversational stage of writing. They hate graphic organizers, but many teachers force them to use this type of product to generate essays.

Course curriculum

This 8-hour workshop includes the following agenda. It is broken up into five sessions. Session one focuses on dysgraphia, reading, and writing. In session two, the instructor will explain neural development at a level pertinent to a person without a neuroscience education. Session three explores the impact of vision on the process of learning. Session four takes the information provided and brings it back into the classroom and teaches the participant strategies for spelling and vocabulary classroom management. Session five allows the participant time to practice what they have learned.

CEUs

Continuing Education Course