Dysgraphia is a specific learning disability that affects written expression. Dysgraphia can appear as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting, and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Dysgrahia can be a language-based, and/or non-language-based disorder. The good news about Dysgraphia is that there are a lot of very practical ways that you can help your child. You can get different size pencils/pencil grips that will make the writing utensil more comfortable for your child. Cross body exercises and motor skill exercises will help your student. The activities that will help them are often fun and so your therapy time won’t be as much of a struggle as with some other difficulties. Kids with Dysgraphia have normal intelligence.
The Dianne Craft Learning System identifies the symptoms of blocked learning gates and makes corrections using a successful three-pronged approach: Brain Integration Therapy, Right Brain Teaching Strategies & Targeted Nutritional Strategies. Dianne Craft’s Brain Integration Therapy Manual teaches parents to informally diagnose their child’s processing problems and teaches specific daily exercises along with crucial once-a-week Brain Training sessions to make permanent connections between the two sides of the brain. There are specific exercises that address and correct Visual Processing (reading & eye tracking), Auditory Processing issues (Phonics, oral directions, math facts), and Visual/Motor/Writing (Dysgraphia). Dianne Craft’s Brain Integration Therapy is a “home depot” approach, meaning that it is in-expensive, in-home therapy. Packages range from $52 – $335.