Definition of dysgraphia in English:

dysgraphia

Line breaks: dys|graphia
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈgrafɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Psychiatry
  • Inability to write coherently, as a symptom of brain disease or damage: patterns of acquired dysgraphia are beginning to be identified
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    • Irlen Syndrome can be found in combination with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysphasia, or hyperactivity.
    • Language disturbance may be evident, as in dysnomia or dysgraphia and perceptual disturbances are common.
    • ‘In seventh grade, I got a teacher who has an LD called dysgraphia, which messes with handwriting and also how you organize your thoughts,’ says Ann.

Derivatives

dysgraphic

adjective
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  • There's the point that's broken (whether you're true dyslexic, dysgraphic, dysnumerate, or something else) and the bits of the brain that you've overdeveloped by using them to compensate.
  • Interestingly, this same overall pattern is also discussed by Badecker for dysgraphic patients.
  • She feels sorry for him and wonders if being dysgraphic means she has escaped some hardships.

Origin

1930s: from dys- 'difficult' + Greek -graphia 'writing'.

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