Dysgraphia Assessment

Dysgraphia Assessment

Dysgraphia is a specific learning disorder characterised by difficulties with written expression, handwriting and/or spelling.  Whilst it may occur in isolation, it often occurs in conjunction with Dyslexia.  Children with Dysgraphia often have difficulties with orthographic processing which means that have difficulty with writing conventions such as spelling rules, capitalisation, punctuation and letter patters.

The process for an assessment of Dysgraphia involves:

  • Intellectual assessment: cognitive assessment to examine strengths and weaknesses

  • Educational assessment: functional assessment of skills including writing and spelling

  • Background information: evaluation of developmental, medical and educational history including previous intervention and agency involvement.

  • Psychological report: comprehensive written report with interpreted results, recommendations for support and intervention

  • Parent consultation: meeting with the psychologist to discuss the results of the assessment, professional recommendations and the implications of any diagnosis made.