Dysgraphia tests in Brighouse within easy reach of Huddersfield, Halifax, Leeds and Bradford

A dysgraphia assessment can help people understand why they may be struggling with hand writing. It helps to boost confidence and self-esteem. Identification enables people to receive appropriate support, either in education, or in the work place.

Dysgraphia assessments usually take between 2-3 hours. The assessment typically examines some of the following:-

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Detailed analysis of handwriting
  • Visual Motor Integration Skills
  • Motor Coordination Skills
  • Visual Perception Skills
  • Phonological Processing
  • General Ability
  • Working Memory

A full detailed assessment report is produced within two or three weeks of the assessment. This includes an outline of learning strengths and recommendations and strategies for how to improve and work on areas of weakness.

The word dysgraphia comes from two Greek words, dys meaning ‘inadequate or difficulty with’ and graphia meaning ‘making letter forms by hand’. Dysgraphia affects the ability to write effortlessly. It can make it difficult and painful to hold a pen or pencil and it can be challenging to organise letters on a line. Handwriting involves the simultaneous utilisation of information processing and complex fine motor skills. People with dysgraphia find it very difficult to write quickly and legibly and place higher than normal demands on working memory and concentration. Symptoms include messy handwriting, poor letter formation, difficulty getting thoughts on paper, a mixture of cursive and print letters and different sized letters often not on the line. Poor spelling and difficulties with working memory and phonological memory (associating sounds heard with what is written) can also be symptoms together with difficulties with organisation and visuo-spatial memory (remembering what is seen).