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A neurological disorder marked by impairment of the ability to write, especially to write by hand and to spell. It can occur as the result of brain damage or in association with learning disabilities.

[New Latin : dys- + Greek -graphiā, -graphy.]

dys·graph′ic adj.
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(Medicine) inability to write correctly, caused by disease of part of the brain
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Noun1.dysgraphia - impaired ability to learn to write
learning disability, learning disorder - a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills
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He said: "At least 1 in 10 people are neurodiverse - and we are only really beginning to understand the diversity of intelligence and creative intelligence of those with dyslexia, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.
There are several ranges of learning difficulties as Language Processing Disorder (LPD), Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD), Visual Motor Deficit, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Retention and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Pelletier, Ahmad, and Rourke, 2001).
Employment rates vary between different forms of neurodiversity, such as attention deficit disorders, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and Tourette's syndrome - just 16 per cent of autistic adults are in full-time employment.
In other instances, there may also be difficulties with writing (dysgraphia) or with arithmetic calculations (dyscalculia)
Some of the most common disabilities are Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia.
In addition, aspirants having, Dysgraphia has also been prohibited to take up the profession.
The fourth and fifth methods help students suffering from Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, slow processing speed and executive functioning issues Here in Pakistan we know education syllabus is also different in all provinces, and children have no idea why the burden of syllabus is imposed on them.
His parents related a history of Tourette's, dysgraphia, anxiety and impulsivity that resulted in a special education placement in school.
According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV), LD is frequently seen in childhood and comprises of a spectrum of disorders such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia [2].
In addition to the problems with spelling and grammar previously mentioned, other reasons include dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, and hearing loss.