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Strategies for Dealing with Dysgraphia By: Richards A common teaching technique is to have the students write information to reinforce the material.
For example, spelling programs often encourage students to write each spelling word five times or 20 times. For many students, the kinesthetic process of writing reinforces what is to be learned.
However, for a small group of students, rather than reinforcing and consolidating information, the process of writing actually interferes with learning. These students struggle to write and consequently spend much more time than their peers on a writing assignment. Even so, they remember less: Cognitively, so much of their energy is spent on the process that they often do not learn or some times even process the content of what they are working on.
Some students with severe dysgraphia may actually complete a writing assignment and then have to reread it to determine what they wrote, especially in a copying task or if they are focusing on neatness. Educators expect students to learn from the process of writing, yet these students find that the process of writing actually interferes with learning.
How, then, can they adequately learn to use the process of writing to express their ideas? Why does this occur? Dysgraphia is a problem with the writing process. For these students, there is an underlying reason that their papers are messy or that their speed is excessively fast or extremely slow.
It is unfair to label them as poorly motivated, careless, lazy, or impulsive. While these interpretations may be true on the surface, they are not the root of what is happening.
The root for dysgraphia is actually found within the processing system involved with sequencing, especially the motor movements which should be sequential and very automatic. Students with dysgraphia need to develop both compensations and remediation strategies.
Compensations are techniques to bypass the problem and reduce the negative impact on learning. This is accomplished by avoiding the difficulty, changing the assignment expectations, or using strategies to aid a particular aspect of the task.
Compensations can also be termed bypass strategies or accommodations, the latter term used more frequently in legal situations. Remediation provides additional structured practice or re-teaching of the skill or concept using specialized techniques to match the student's processing style and need.
The astute teacher or parent must first determine the point at which the student becomes confused or begins to struggle. Does it begin as soon as the student starts to write?
Is it halfway through the paragraph? Is it when the student tries to think about more complex ideas rather than just write a sentence or perform a copying task? Is it the use of manuscript, or the use of cursive? Is it the process of dealing with mechanics while writing?
Is it the process of trying to think and plan while writing? Remedial strategies It is critical that students do not totally avoid the process of writing, no matter how severe their dysgraphia. Writing is an important life skill necessary for signing documents, filling out forms, writing checks, taking telephone messages or writing a grocery list.In this section, you'll find writing assessment resources, writing strategies, and additional tip sheets for teachers and parents on how to .
Through a classroom game and resource handouts, students learn about the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments and apply them to independent persuasive writing activities.
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It is OK to copy! WeAreTeachers Staff on September 12, Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process.
This chart could be used to support paragraph writing or essays. The "paragraph hamburger" is a writing organizer that visually outlines the key components of a paragraph. Topic sentence, detail sentences, and a closing sentence are the main elements of a good paragraph, and each .