Ask Dr. Blank: What is Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia?

 Like dyslexia, these are learning disabilities that can accompany dyslexia or be independent of it. Dysgraphia is a difficulty in the realm of the writing aspects of literacy. It appears as problems in spelling, handwriting and putting thoughts on paper. It is often reflected in poor or slow handwriting, messy and unorganized papers and difficulty in fine motor skills such as using a scissors. Dyscalculia is difficulty with math. It is displayed in difficulties memorizing math facts, remembering math vocabulary and concepts, and in the presence of a high level of errors in calculation. The good news is that with appropriate training, these learning challenges can be overcome.

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