Dysgraphia - Definition

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Dysgraphia is a transcription disability caused by the inability to coordinate the arm muscles and hand muscles. Dysgraphia may affect children who do not suffer from a neurological disability, nor an intellectual deficiency. A dysgraphic child, who can sometimes write from right to left, has illegible handwriting. It is impossible for him to reproduce letters and follow the lines, due to an intense rigidity of his hand. Furthermore, a dysgraphic individual can only trace letters very slowly. Dysgraphia must be diagnosed as early as possible in order for the affected child to receive a specialist's care.

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