Dysgraphia Assessment and Therapy Course

HPCSA registered professionals – optometrists, audiologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychometrists – are allowed to register for this training and offer assessment services once successfully completed. An internship must be completed in order to fully register as an SGDA Dysgraphia Specialist.

Registration Fee: R4850.00 per delegate

CPD Points30

Duration: 20 hours

After registration, you will only have access for 5 weeks to the 12 training modules – during which you have to watch all the presentations and complete the different quizzes.

Important Information & Course Outline

Dysgraphia is a neurological (brain-based) and often hereditary transcription disability, meaning that it is a writing disorder associated with impaired handwriting, orthographic coding, and finger sequencing (the movement of muscles required to write).

The causes, signs, and prevalence of dysgraphia, as well as strategies and accommodations that can support individuals with dysgraphia.

Additionally, the course will cover how to administer the Stark Griffin™ Dysgraphia Assessment and lay out what tools and interventions that you, as the professional, can use and implement to effectively support individuals with dysgraphia and improve their writing skills. By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of dysgraphia and be better equipped to create and implement effective interventions for individuals with this learning disability.

  • Stark Griffin Dyslexia Academy
  • Red Apple Dyslexia Association
  • What is dysgraphia?
  • Prevalence of Dysgraphia
  • Causes
    Orthographic coding
    Planning sequential finger movements
  • Linguistic Stage
  • Motor Stage
    Motor-Expressive-Praxic Stage
  1. Signs
    Signs of dysgraphia in Preschool
    Signs of dysgraphia in Primary School
    Signs of dysgraphia in High School
  2. Symptoms
    Fine motor
    Language processing
    Grammar and usage problems
    Organisation of language
  3. Myths
  1. Pre-Writing Skills
  2. Perceptual Skills
    Perceptual abilities
    Visual discrimination
    Visual memory
    Visual sequencing
    Visual motor co-ordination
    Gross motor skills
    Fine motor skills
  3. Skills affected
    Basic life skills
    Social emotional
  4. Physical factors
    Anxiety level
    Position of paper for right and left-handed
    Pencil grip
    Right and left-handed learner
  1. Comorbid learning disorders
    Language disorders
  2. Dyslexia vs Dysgraphia
  3. Brain differences
  1. Frontal lobe
  2. Hippocampus
  3. Broca’s Area
  4. Wernicke’s Area
  5. Visual Cortex vs Speech Area
  6. Motor Area
  7. Caudate Nucleus
  1.  Neurology
    Exner’s writing area
  2. Hemispheres
  3. Brain Lobes
    Frontal lobe
    Parietal lobe
    Occipital lobe
  4. Core Neural Network
    Exner’s Area
    Left superior parietal cortex
    Right cerebellum
    Central Sulcus
    Left Fusiform Gyrus
  5. Affected Brain Areas
    Dyslexia dysgraphia
    Motor dysgraphia
    Spatial dysgraphia
  1. Dyslexia dysgraphia
  2. Motor dysgraphia
  3. Spatial dysgraphia
  1. Gross Motor
  2. Fine Motor
  3. Visual Perceptual
  4. Writing
  5. FTT
  6. Drawing
  7. Copying
  8. Free-Hand Coping
  9. Spelling
  10. Colouring
  11. Memory
  12. Writing Speed
  13. Case Study
  1. Primary School
  2. High School
  1. Early Writers
  2. Young Writers
  3. Teens & Adults
  4. Classroom Accommodations

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