It is important to diagnose the key cause of the dysgraphia, and in these cases an occupational therapist, speech and language therapist or educational psychologist would be worth consulting.
Most students with dysgraphia would be eligible for extra time when writing exams and this should be sought out by parents. Laptops and tablets would also be beneficial in helping these students.
When tutoring in the home our tutors are aware that some students may prefer working on a laptop as opposed to writing. Patience is also required with these students, which is part of The Bright Heart Approach.
For younger students our tutors will look at how they hold their pencil or pen and see if a change to the writing instrument makes any difference. The paper (lines, texture, colour) can also be experimented with to see if it is a factor.
With primary students our tutors also consider gross and fine motor skills as practical exercises and increase narration during the lesson and in between written work.
With older students, tutors usually recommend the use of laptops or tablets in class or during the lesson. Subjects such as maths will require manual writing, however.