What Is Dysgraphia? When Bad Handwriting Is a Sign of Something More Serious
"Hi moms," began the post in our neighborhood Facebook group. "I'm looking for advice on how to improve my son's handwriting. It's sloppy and unintelligible. We make him erase and write over, but nothing helps. He doesn't seem to care."
Immediately, my spidey senses began tingling. My daughter was the same way. In kindergarten, she brought home lined handwriting sheets to practice forming letters. The skyline, plane line, grass line, and worm line (terminology used to help young children form capital and lowercase letters) seemed like mere suggestions rather than something she should use. No amount of erasing and re-writing did any good, but it wasn't until third grade I discovered she has a condition called dysgraphia.