Catering for students with Dysgraphia

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

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