Symptom Tests

[Screener] Dysgraphia in Children

Could your child’s struggles with handwriting and fine motor skills be symptoms of dysgraphia? Take the results of this screener quiz to your doctor or an education specialist to find out.

Reviewed by Kendra Wagner, M.A.

Could your child’s struggles with handwriting and fine motor skills be symptoms of dysgraphia? Take the results of this screener quiz to your doctor or an education specialist to find out.

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that makes the process of writing difficult, and the product often unreadable. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, children with the condition are left at a disadvantage, unable to gather their thoughts on paper and demonstrate what they know.

Dysgraphia looks different in everyone, and usually changes as your child grows and learns to compensate for her most challenging symptoms. But untreated dysgraphia can have consequences that extend to adulthood — meaning it’s imperative for parents to seek a diagnosis as soon as they start to notice their child falling behind in writing and other fine motor skills.

Use this quick screener test to determine if your child might be showing signs similar to those of dysgraphia. If you get a positive result, consider discussing the possibility of dysgraphia with an occupational therapist in your child’s school district who can help devise interventions to address challenges.

This screener is created from criteria from the Learning Disabilities Association of America. This is not a diagnostic tool. If you have concerns about the possibility of dysgraphia, see a health professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. This screener is for personal use only.

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