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.
We know that students must have a solid understanding of good sentence structure before they can become good writers. We provide instruction in sentence grammar. Once students complete this portion of the program they will have a good understanding of what the function of words and their necessary order in sentences. They will know how to expand a thought by adding varying elements to a sentence.
Once students have this base of knowledge, they can begin working on more specific writing skills. Choosing a topic, planning out their thoughts, sequencing those thoughts, and then writing varying types of paragraphs become a much easier task. Specific steps to editing what is written is also practiced, as well as using technology to help with editing.
Beginning report writing is explored.
Does your child have a report to write for school? Once students have gone through our program, their tutor can help them practice the skills learned by guiding them through the classroom report assignment during tutoring sessions. They can then apply the skills they have learned to a current assignment.
Focus on learning in class rather than just taking notes. With an Echo smartpen, you can write less and listen more – knowing your smartpen will capture everything.
Echo smartpens let you record words, diagrams, scribbles, symbols and audio – syncing everything you hear to what you wrote. Just tap on your notes and your smartpen will play back your professor’s explanation – word for word. Transfer your notes to your computer so you can search, organize and share.
With the Echo smartpen, you’ll never miss a word again.
Need help learning how to use an Echo Pen? Attend one of our Echo Pen classes.
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Learn how to use Narrator on your personal computer!
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We provide screenings for dysgraphia. If an individual is found to display symptoms of dysgraphia, a program of intervention will be set up, as well as recommendations for specific classroom and homework accommodations will be made in our written report.
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