ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “Overcoming Dysgraphia and Writing Challenges: A Guide for Teachers and Parents” with Kendra Wagner, M.A.

Kendra Wagner, M.A., explains how to identify and help students overcome dysgraphia and other learning disabilities that affect writing and handwriting.

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Listen to “Overcoming Dysgraphia and Writing Challenges: A Guide for Teachers and Parents” with Kendra Wagner, M.A.

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Kendra Wagner discusses the best strategies for overcoming dysgraphia and other writing challenges.

In this episode:

  • Breaking down assignments into tiny steps
  • Using “backward outlining” to organize ideas
  • Using checklists and think sheets to facilitate writing
  • Strategies for brainstorming, prewriting, and organizing thoughts
  • Implementing “show, don’t tell,” “color coding,” and “5 Ws and How” to ease writing challenges

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Listener testimonials:

  • “I am impressed with the insights and experience offered by the presenter. She showed vast knowledge of professional resources, many practical ideas, and guides for intervention.”
  • “This was one of the most informative webinars I have attended. Thank you.”
  • “Timing was perfect because the school is finally about to test my child for LDs after I’ve suspected dysgraphia for a long time. Great ideas for IEP / 504 meetings.”

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Updated on January 23, 2020

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