- A specific developmental disability that affects the person’s ability to write. Problems may include fine-motor muscle control of the hands and/or processing difficulties. Sometimes occupational therapy is helpful. Most successful students with dysgraphia that does not respond to occupational therapy or extra writing help choose to use a typewriter, computer, or verbal communication.
* * *1. Difficulty in writing. 2. SYN: writer's cramp. [dys- + G. graphe, writing]
* * *dys·graph·ia (')dis-'graf-ē-ə n impairment of the ability to write caused by brain damage
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* * *dys·graph·ia (dis-grafґe-ə) [dys- + graph- + -ia] difficulty in writing; cf. agraphia.
Medical dictionary. 2011.