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January 16, 2015

Educators explain the difference between dyslexia and dysgraphia


Mary “Mo” Froneberger, MAT is an educational specialist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, works regularly with kids with dyslexia and dysgraphia, among other learning disabilties. Recently, she read this article by Mark Griffin on Understood noting the differences between the two diagnoses.    

Mo says, “This article provides great insight into characteristics of both dyslexia and dysgraphia, as well as information about their differences and similarities. Dyslexia is a reading disorder that impacts word decoding and/or reading fluency as well as spelling. Dysgraphia is more of a written language disorder that impacts handwriting and written composition as well as spelling. A person can have one condition or both.”

Our Educators offer both evaluation and treatment services to identify and remediate these difficulties.  

Read more about dyslexia on our blog.