About Dysgraphia In Children
Dysgraphia is a term used to describe difficulties with putting thoughts onto paper. Problems with writing can include difficulties with spelling, grammar, punctuation, and handwriting. Dysgraphia in school-aged children can hinder their ability to learn. Without the proper teaching strategies or support programs, this may place them behind academically.
While formal diagnosis of handwriting disability is typically performed by an Occupational Therapist, Kathryn has experience with initial classroom instruction in handwriting. In addition, she has extensive experience with the instruction and intervention support for students across K-12 with difficulties related to spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Dysgraphia Help While At School
The skills of spelling, grammar and punctuation, along with sentence structure are language skills known as morphology, syntax, and semantics. Kathryn has experience supporting school age students to become competent writers of narrative and academic texts, such as essays to the NSW HSC. In addition, she is highly competent with the utilisation of assistive technology to support writing.
Kathryn has worked with many teachers, classrooms, school leaders and speech pathologists to provide dysgraphia teaching strategies that assist children and students with learning in the classroom. She also has extensive experience in the application process for HSC Disability Provisions and has supported many students to successfully obtain their required support for their final year examinations.