Writing Difficulties

There are a wide range of writing difficulties from those who are diagnosed with a writing disability such as dysgraphia or learning disability to those who are just lagging behind and could benefit from some focused writing assistance.  

Writing difficulties can seriously impact a child’s performance in school and if persisting into adulthood, can also cause difficulties in the workplace.  Writing difficulties are best addressed when caught at a young age, but can be improved at any age if provided with adequate support. 
 

Signs of writing difficulty include:

  • Poor spelling

  • Difficulty explaining/elaborating on ideas

  • Problems organizing ideas

  • Incomplete, incorrect, or awkward sentences/poor grammar

  • Messy handwriting

A Speech-Language Pathologist can provide targeted help to build writing skills as well as coordinate with the school/teacher to accommodate the student’s weaknesses or build on their strengths. 

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