Handwriting is a part of the syndrome of modernism. It is a part of that asceticism.
– Paul Rand
Dysgraphia is an inability to write coherently, as a symptom of brain disease or damage. There are three types of Dysgraphia. They are Dyslexic Dysgraphia, Motor Dysgraphia and Spatial Dysgraphia. A trademark of this condition is that the writing is very poor especially when text to be written is done in a spontaneous context or when asked to do so on demand. These children are also unable to carry out the oral spellings adequately.
My recommendations for schools and teachers regarding improving writing skills in these students are that, they should be taught to first plan what to write, than write out the ideas and lastly edit the writing. For planning they need to be taught to bring out their creativity, imagination and logic. While writing ideas they need to be taught not to worry about spellings, grammar, punctuations etc. They should be taught to write without censoring. Ideas can be also brought about in other project formats like multimedia, typing, use of computer, verbally etc. Thirdly, they need to be taught to make meticulous corrections to their writing. During exams they should be allowed to have a writer to write on their behalf as they dictate. Besides, one can see remarkable difference in the student’s academic progress when their memory is improved. So work on improving their memory.
Always remember to reinforce a child only with positive reinforcements. Positive reinforcement generates positive feelings, which attract positive life experiences.