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Definition of Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia: A specific developmental disability that affects a person's handwriting ability. Problems may include fine-motor-muscle control of the hands and/or processing difficulties. Sometimes occupational 'therapy is helpful for those with dysgraphia. Most successful students with dysgraphia that does not respond to occupational therapy or extra writing help use a typewriter, computer, or verbal communication.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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