There are many ways to help a student with dysgraphia in your classroom. Below is a list of accommodations, modifications, and techniques to assist the student with dysgraphia.
• Be patient and positive when practicing handwriting.
• Encourage proper grip, posture, and paper positioning.
• Allow the use of a word processor.
• Use oral exams and allow students to dictate assignments to a scribe.
• Avoid criticisms for sloppiness or illegibility.
• Provide additional time for writing tasks.
• Use writing paper with raised lines.
• Allow students to use a line width that is most comfortable for them.
• Reduce the amount of copying needed to complete an assignment.
• Encourage the use of visual organizers to assist in outlining and brainstorming for extended writing assignments.
• Encourage the student to use hand exercises when he/she becomes fatigued.
• Have students complete writing activities in small steps.
• Using graph paper for maths and exams.
Want to learn more? Speak to Claire Appleby/Louise Clarkson or check out the Learning Support Bulletins: T:\1 – Departmental Resources\Learning Support\Supporting Ed Needs In Class Differentiation\LS Bulletin