Children with dysgraphia have difficulty with anything involving writing, especially printing. Their handwriting is poor and they often have trouble with grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling, which, in turn, affects their ability to construct sentences and organize paragraphs. Even when mastering number concepts is not a problem, accuracy in calculations can suffer as there is a lot of writing required to do math calculations.
As you might imagine, these children develop a fear of writing on top of the neurological dysfunction itself because when doing schoolwork, they are often required to write, rewrite and rewrite again. This takes time for any child, but for those who have a writing disorder, it’s torture.
Spelling properly is a huge problem for those with dysgraphia. For these students, playing the Orton-Gillingham based phonics card games included below can be the ticket to learning how to spell. The games have been thoroughly tested and have been used with great success in the Strong Learning Centers® in New York, as well as numerous schools, private practices, and households throughout the United States.