Dysgraphia

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Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing. Writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills and dysgraphia makes the act of writing difficult. It can lead to problems with spelling and putting thoughts on paper and poor handwriting . People with dysgraphia can have trouble organizing letters, numbers and words on a line or page. This can result from visual-spatial difficulties, which is trouble processing what the eye sees; and language processingn difficulty, which is trouble processing and making sense of what the ear hears. Dysgraphia is a lifelong challenge, but there are multiple accommodations and strategies to help the individual be successful.

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The terms "Dysgraphia" returned 32 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Inter-relationships between objective handwriting features and executive control among children with developmental dysgraphia.
 

Author(s): Sara Rosenblum

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To describe handwriting and executive control features and their inter-relationships among children with developmental dysgraphia, in comparison to controls.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Legal medical consideration of Alzheimer's disease patients' dysgraphia and cognitive dysfunction: a 6 month follow up.
 

Author(s): Emanuela Onofri, Marco Mercuri, Trevor Archer, Max Rapp-Ricciardi, Serafino Ricci

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients to express intentions and desires, and their decision-making capacity. This study examines the findings from a 6-month follow-up of our previous results in which 30 patients participated.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Neural bases of orthographic long-term memory and working memory in dysgraphia.
 

Author(s): Brenda Rapp, Jeremy Purcell, Argye E Hillis, Rita Capasso, Gabriele Miceli

Journal: Brain. 2016 Feb;139(Pt 2):588-604.

 

Spelling a word involves the retrieval of information about the word's letters and their order from long-term memory as well as the maintenance and processing of this information by working memory in preparation for serial production by the motor system. While it is known that brain ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Dysgraphia" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neural correlates of paediatric dysgraphia.
 

Author(s): Jessika F Van Hoorn, Carel G B Maathuis, Mijna Hadders-Algra

Journal: Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 Nov;55 Suppl 4():65-8.

 

Writing is an important skill that is related both to school performance and to psychosocial outcomes such as the child's self-esteem. Deficits in handwriting performance are frequently encountered in children with developmental coordination disorder. This review focuses on what is ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia in Chinese.
 

Author(s): Wengang Yin, Shengxi He, Brendan Stuart Weekes

Journal: Behav Neurol. 2005 ;16(2-3):159-67.

 

Understanding how the mappings between orthography and phonology in alphabetic languages are learned, represented and processed has been enhanced by the cognitive neuropsychological investigation of patients with acquired reading and writing disorders. During the past decade, this ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Graphomotor Intervention Program for Handwriting Difficulties Prevention in School-Age
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Typical Development; Risk of Dysgraphia; Dysgraphia

 

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2018

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Graphomotor Intervention Program for Handwriting Difficulties Prevention in Preschool Age
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Typical Development; Risk of Dysgraphia; Dysgraphia

 

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2018

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