Dyslexic Advantage, an organization that focuses on the strengths of people with dyslexia, has created a pair of short videos that summarize two lesser-known learning differences: dysgraphia and dyscalculia.
While many people are familiar with dyslexia, most haven’t heard of dysgraphia or dyscalculia. Dysgraphia is a learning difference that affects writing, making it difficult to write fluently or accurately. Students with dysgraphia often lack confidence in their ability to write, leading to frustration and struggles as they advance through the grades. These videos are short and simple enough to show to a newly diagnosed student, and they are also a good starting point for teachers and adults looking to learn about these topics.
Let’s begin with the first video: What is Dysgraphia?
What are your thoughts on how dysgraphia is addressed in schools? Let us know in the comments! And look for part 2 of this post about dyscalculia coming up next.
- Elizabeth Ross, M.A., SMARTS Media Manager