Dysgraphia Support Beyond Tutoring
Students with dysgraphia may have difficulties with planning spatially on paper, illegible or poor handwriting, leave no space between words or space words inconsistently.
Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space (RRLS) helps students with this learning challenge through Direct Instruction programs to teach students proper grip, fine motor skills, proper letter formation, and creating thoughtful, concise written expression.
Common Issues Associated with Dysgraphia
Handwriting: Students may have difficulties with printing or cursive writing and mix print with cursive, upper and lowercase letters, and have unusual formation of letters.
Fine Motor: Students may struggle with proper grip, use of proper muscles in the wrist for writing, and experience feelings of frustration when completing tasks such as copying notes or written expression.
Written Expression: Students may struggle to get their thoughts down on paper and omit words, write less than they can express orally, or avoid writing tasks all together.
How We Help Students with Dysgraphia
Teaching proper posture, grip, and letter formation by incorporating engaging multisensory elements into one-to-one lessons and group classes such as Power Pencils.
One-to-one Direct Instruction to teach students to plan and organize written expression using systematic, numbered writing systems such as Power Sentences, Power Paragraphs, or Power Essays.
Keyboarding instruction to teach students correct typing skills to allow for task completion of written tasks on the computer instead of using handwriting.
Using Assistive Technology for students to use for dictation and typing features and remove physical challenges associated with writing.