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How Does Dysgraphia Affect A Person?

Last updated: April 12, 2023

Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder of written expression that impairs writing ability and fine motor skills. It is a learning disability that affects children and adults and interferes with practically all aspects of the writing process, including spelling, legibility, word spacing and sizing, and expression. 

The symptoms that a person who is suffering from dysgraphia can face are discussed below.


People with dysgraphia may have difficulty using written language for communication and learning. They may also struggle with letter formation, spelling, and handwriting. Some people are unable to read or spell even simple words correctly. Others may have poor writing skills despite having average intelligence levels. 


People with dysgraphia often have difficulty writing legibly, and they may be slow in completing written assignments. They also tend to make mistakes when copying from a book or board.  People with this condition may use the wrong word when trying to write what they want to.

Word Spacing

Dysgraphia can make writing difficult because the letters are often jumbled together in words, sentences, and paragraphs. The person affected by it cannot properly space the words, which makes the writing sometimes incomprehensible. It’s common for someone with dysgraphia to mix up letters when they write quickly or under stress. 


Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects the ability to express. It can affect fine motor skills and language processing, making it difficult for people with dysgraphia to express themselves in writing. People with dysgraphia often have trouble organizing their thoughts on paper, making writing an overwhelming task.

Because of these problems, many students with dysgraphia need extra help at school to learn important skills such as reading and writing effectively. With support from parents and teachers, kids who have dysgraphia can become strong writers just like their peers.

Parents taking care of kids who have trouble expressing themselves on paper can consult an occupational therapist (OT) for special exercises that will help them improve their child’s handwriting skills over time.

To learn more about other disorders like dysgraphia and their effects, visit Disability Help’s blog section.

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