“‘My Child’s Handwriting Is So Messy!’ Strategies for Improving Dysgraphia in Children with ADHD: [Video Replay & Podcast #322]

Episode Description


Dysgraphia is a studying incapacity that affects the power of a child, youngster, or adult to express their ideas on paper and on display screen. It impacts 20% to 60% of people with consideration deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition to impairing handwriting and keyboarding, dysgraphia interferes with educational achievement and conceit. In other words, it is a lot more than messy writing.

Dysgraphia varies in its signs and severity, and will also be simple to miss in youngsters, specifically in mild circumstances. If your kid has dysgraphia, they are going to fight with extra than simply writing — they may additionally to find it hard to tie shoelaces, for example. Because children with dysgraphia are incessantly skilled at studying or at increasing on a topic verbally, their struggles with writing may be blamed on “laziness” or “carelessness.” Like different learning disabilities, dysgraphia is genetic and incessantly runs in families.

Listen and learn from Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, about:

  • Why handwriting calls for much more than fine motor skills
  • Fun actions that construct underlying, foundational talents
  • Practical techniques to give a boost to consideration and cut back conflicting sensory input
  • Multisensory strategies that helps kids with ADHD enjoy writing
  • Tips and gear for handwriting and keyboarding

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist with a personal practice in New York City where she evaluates and treats children, teenagers, and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and different demanding situations. With the COVID-19 pandemic, she now offers teletherapy to families and colleges nationwide.

Lindsey is co-author of the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, with a foreword via Temple Grandin.  She is additionally the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens and has authored two chapters in Dr. William Steele’s e-book Optimizing Learning Outcomes in addition to contributed to the all-new version of Kim West’s classic Good Night, Sleep Tight. | See expert’s full bio »

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