Dysgraphia (Writing Disability)
Please note: Being listed here is not per se an endorsement of
any particular site or email list. I have included annotations for those sites
or lists that I am familiar with and strongly recommend.
LD Online has some very good articles:
"Understanding Why Students Avoid Writing" by Regina G. Richards, M.A.
"Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Handwriting Problems and/or
Dysgraphia" by Susan Jones, M.Ed.
ADDed Reality: Dysgraphia
The CAPD parents
page has a section on dysgraphia/writing disorders
Psychologist Margaret Kay, Ed.D. has
a good article on dysgraphia at
Another good article - "Graphomotor Skills: Why Some Kids hate to
Write: Things to Know and How to Help" by Glenda Thorne, Ph.D.
Books on Dysgraphia
The Writing Dilemma: Understanding Dysgraphia by Regina G. Richards is
useful for anyone who thinks their child might have dysgraphia.
Unfortunately it is out of print, but you may be able to get it from your
library or used. Other books by Richards on dysgraphia and dyslexia can be
found at RET Center Press.
Overwhelmed by all the terminology and abbreviations? In addition to the
acronyms page at this site, there's an excellent
Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities (in PDF format, you need
to read it) at
http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/. It is also available as a website
(but may take a long time to load) at
There's a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie
Packer, Ph.D., at
Another dictionary can be found at
http://www.feat.org/legal/speddict.htm and another list of acronyms at
Friday October 06, 2006