Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. Children with this disorder generally experience it from birth, but it can also be acquired as an adult. This is often a result of brain damage. Fortunately, the condition is curable, and treatment options vary according to each individual's circumstances. Primary care providers can play an important role in diagnosing and treating dysgraphia. They can screen for co-morbid disorders, provide education, and refer to other specialists.
Identifying the causes of dysgraphia is important for proper treatment. In addition to identifying the cause, proper treatment involves addressing the underlying causes of the condition. While many children develop the disorder, they often do not receive the right diagnosis. In some cases, parents may have no idea that dysgraphia is the cause of the child's difficulties. It is therefore crucial to identify and treat it as soon as possible.
The underlying cause of dysgraphia is unclear, but a weak visual processing system may be a contributing factor. Several recent studies into brain functioning have found that this may not be the case. Other factors may be at play, including problems with sequential/rational information processing and visual perception. This is why it is important to determine a patient's age and severity of the problem. The goal of therapy is to treat the individual, and to encourage progress.