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:
Difficulty explaining/elaborating on ideas
Problems organizing ideas
Incomplete, incorrect, or awkward sentences/poor grammar
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.