Take our Dysgraphia quiz (below) to see whether you have any traits of Dysgraphia.
Do you have any traits of Dysgraphia?
Our Dysgraphia quiz helps to see if you have any traits of Dysgraphia. There are a number of questions throughout the quiz that ask you questions regarding your ability to write, and other areas.
Please note that the quiz is just to see if you have any traits of Dysgraphia- it does not diagnose Dysgraphia. Unfortunately, we don't have the capabilities to offer diagnosis. If you score highly on the Dysgraphia quiz, we would recommend speaking to your GP.
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What is Dysgraphia?
Dysgraphia affects a person’s writing ability and fine motor skills. Writing is a huge challenge and extremely laborious for a person with Dysgraphia. It also can interfere with spelling, Word spacing and letter sizing. Generally, it is difficult to put thoughts on paper. It can interfere with the learning of written language from an early age.
A person with Dysgraphia is excellent at convincing people on a cause that they believe in. They are normally natural leaders.
Common challenges of Dysgraphia:
- Awkward pen grip
- Reading maps
- Drawing, tracing or painting
- Spelling words correctly
- Explaining things on email
- Manipulating small objects
- Filling out forms by hand – especially those with boxes.
"I have expressing myself in writing"
"People always complain that they can’t read my handwriting"
"I struggle to fill out forms by hand."
Common Dysgraphia strengths
They are very good at telling stories and keeping the interest of a group of people for an extended period of time. Writing as a way of expressing themselves are so challenging that they have over developed their verbal expression.
Having to grow up with constantly trying to cope and keep up with your peers can prove to be great life lesson. It is because of the need to be adaptable and to think on their feet that they are great at finding creative solutions for a problem which are helpful to all parties concerned.
They are natural leaders because of their innate ability to read a situation and creating consensus in a group. They are also good at being to see the big picture and work with a team to achieve the goals.
Good oral memory
Growing up with dysgraphia means that you cannot rely on writing things down to remember it. Your best option was to remember what people told you verbally. Years of practice makes them very very good at memorization and remembering things that have heard.
Examples of good jobs for people with Dysgraphia
- Personal/ job Coach
- Team leaders
- Sales and Marketing
- Real estate agent