Tiramisu Posted January 11, 2012 Share Posted January 11, 2012 I'm just finding out about this. I talked to an SLP who thinks this could explain the writing problems dd11 has had. I had suspected mild dysgraphia. I've also thought about working memory issues, cognitive load, and that kind of thing. Dd is well-coordinated, physically active, and strong. She couldn't use scissors when she was younger but now can. And she's learning to crochet without a problem. She just struggles with the physical act of writing. It's slow and frustrates her. And her handwriting rarely looks...presentable. When I write for her, her frustration disappears. She sails through her work, and I have to struggle to keep up with her pace. With dyspraxia, I read there is often SPD and hypotonia. We definitely have SPD. She was a somewhat hypertonic when she was younger. Today, dd couldn't figure out how to use her pencil. She couldn't remember the grip. When I showed her, she still couldn't write. She's been tired since having a virus last week so I think that's making everything worse, but still... Can dyspraxia be limited to writing struggles? What kind of specialist could give an evaluation that I could use later if accommodations became necessary? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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