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Dysgraphia — I Created an App for That

It's called SnapType, and it helps kids keep up with their peers in class when their penmanship holds them back.

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  1. This article should be updated to say that there’s an app for Android users also. I’ve shared to many homeschool pages and people read the article and get upset because they’re interested but don’t use Apple. If they click on the link it gives the choice. I took a screenshot of that and share with those people saying they wish it worked on android.

  2. My daughter has dyslexia and dysgraphia, and ADHD. When her ADHD symptoms began showing themselves more clearly, we went ahead and put her on meds, even though they were fairly mild.* The difference in my daughter’s writing on meds and off them was night and day. Off meds, it was incredibly messy and painfully slow – sobthst she could write neatly enough to read it. On meds, she suddenly wrote at a fairly normal speed and on the messier end of normal for her age. Or at least that was the case in 5th grade. She’s in 11th grade now, and the difference in her writing on and off meds is negligible. I guess muscle memory plays a role now.

    Also, on a side note, a few years ago, after watching The Lord of the Rings movies, she looked up dwarves and elvish runes, and found that they were easier for her to read and write, as did Norse and Greek runes. So, for a while, she took notes in dwarven runes.

    *ADHD, according to my brother does not run in our family, it rides piggyback, clubbing people upside the head.. It’s in my husband’s family.

  3. I love this idea! Unfortunately, the link indicated it is not available in the app store. When I tried to reach the author, I was told I had to join LinkedIn to do so. Am I missing something? Thanks – Jan

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