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Is there a learning disability linked to distorted or unclear handwriting?

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All young kids have some difficulty when it comes to writing or perfecting penmanship. However, if your child's handwriting is consistently distorted or unclear, that may be caused by a learning disability called dysgraphia.

SOURCES:

Learning Disabilities Association of America: "Dysgraphia."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Dysgraphia Information Page."

Tourette Association of America: "Dysgraphia."

Understood: "Understanding Dysgraphia in Children."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Learning Disabilities Association of America: "Dysgraphia."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Dysgraphia Information Page."

Tourette Association of America: "Dysgraphia."

Understood: "Understanding Dysgraphia in Children."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on November 1, 2018

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