Schools to acknowledge dysgraphia.

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JUST IMAGINE YOUR CHILD WANTING TO KILL THEMSELVES AT 9YRS OLD THE REASON SOMETHING THAT TO MOST PEOPLE IS PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE PLEASE READ ALL BEFORE DECIDING IF YOU WILL SIGN AND SHARE.

My son was diagnosed with a condiation call Dysgraphia back in July 2015 this is specific learning disability that affects written expression, Dysgraphia can appear as  difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper . dysgraphia is a neurological disorder that generally appears when children are first learning to write. That is the official definition of the condiation but it affects so much more from classroom management, fine motor skills, organisation and concentration. Teachers are often trained on Dyslexia and Dysbraxia but are not trained in how to deal with a child with Dysgraphia. Its not  commen condition to be diagnosed with as a result children often get labelled as lazy and often get made to do repeated handwriting lessons every day. Often a computer has to be used to record day to day lessons.

As I said my son was diagnosed in 2015 in yr 5 at the school he was at what I must explain is I had to fight  for 3 yrs before the school agreed to get him tested. He was classed as just being lazy and was given the same paragraph to write out every day as hand writing practice this led to him having low self esteem and at the age of 9yrs came home and told me he wanted to kill himself No parent ever wants to hear that from their child. Even when he was diagnosed the school simply could not understand how to help as their is no training out there for teachers to learn about this condiation. As a result he is now struggling in high school. Its a story thats all to familiar in the uk with other familys that have diagnosed  Dysgraphic children the education system is failing them because there is no training. 

I want to make a change in the system and get training for teachers and sencos so that they can understand this condiation better, and schools to be able to apply for funding for special computers and programmes so these children dont fall behind and can thrieve.

 



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