Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Because writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills, saying a student has dysgraphia is not sufficient.
A student with disorders in written expression will benefit from specific accommodations in the learning environment, as well as additional practice learning the skills required to be an accomplished writer.
We provide assessment and services for students with handwriting difficulties, as well as explicit instruction in writing. We believe it is important that individual learn how to handwrite proficiently in printing and cursive, even in these days of growing technology. Current research is indicating that handwritten responses are an important part of the learning process.
Our tutors are trained in Handwriting Without Tears for handwriting intervention. “The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory strategies for early writing. The program follows research of how children learn best and includes materials that address all styles of learning.” We have found great success in helping students become more successful with their handwriting skills through our one-on-one instruction. We can provide instruction for printing and cursive writing.