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Those with Dysgraphia struggle with unexpected social challenges. Many are often unaware that dysgraphia can impact one’s ability to process all forms of written communication handwriting, typing and spelling. This may make it difficult for a dysgraphic to keep pace with others at school and in social settings where writing is required.
These three simple rules can lead the way to better relationships.
- Pass: We all need a Pass sometimes. Maybe you need a quick Timeout Pass in a situation where writing is required and you are unable to share your writing challenges. You should exercise your right to Pass on a response or activity. Respect the purpose of the Pass and use it as an effective tool for stress reduction.
- Awareness: Build awareness about your neurodiversity by sharing your biggest challenges with those you know are invested in your success. Even those closest to you need friendly reminders. Remember dysgraphia is only visible when your challenges are on display.
- Less is More: Create an environment with family and friends where writing is not required or discouraged and plan fun ways to practice with one another.
Navigating the traditional school environment with dysgraphia can be awful. Having the right support in place as soon as possible is essential. If you suspect your child may be dysgraphic there are important steps to take to insure their academic success Our “Know The Way at School” program will guide you through each step of the journey. You can begin the journey now by following the Dream approach below to ensure your wellness along the way.
- Diet: Eat well, food is fuel
- Rest: Offer your mind rest, try to sleep 6-8 hours a day
- Exercise: Move, feel, stretch, enjoy
- Activity Outdoors: The earth is beautiful
- Mindfulness: Focus on your body at the moment and practice gratitude