I Have Dysgraphia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    In my preschool I was the only little girl

    who could not write her name. In kindergarten my teacher told my parents my school work was at the same level of the kids who don't speak English, in first grade I was diagnosed with my hidden disability. In second grade my OT told my parents that I had the most severe...
    BrokenPencilGirl BrokenPencilGirl
    18-21, F
    Oct 12, 2014

    Writing Causes Me Pain

    the physical process of writing causes me physical pain.  I never knew this might be caused by Dysgraphia! I knew I had an LD, but the only way I knew of to describe it was "the physical process of writing inturrupts my train of thought. I can not think and write at the...
    Brinckmyster Brinckmyster
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 23, 2009


    i despise writing. i don't think many people realize that for dysgraphics exams are the equivalent of psychological torture. I'm just happy we have computers or i would be in a bad situation right now
    Arktos Arktos
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2008

    This Is What It Is

    Do you know what it’s like when you try to write in your best handwriting, try to write neatly and professionally and it just doesn’t work. That handwriting that you see, that isn’t me hurting, that isn’t me not sitting down at a desk, or writing as a bus bumps up and...
    usernameuphup1 usernameuphup1
    Sep 16, 2013

    Dysgraphia and Art

     I had dysgraphia when I was a child. I wrote poorly in English but could write well in Hebrew - which is written opposite English. I could also not draw a straight line and paint a painting. After many years I learned art and this brought me to improve my dysgraphia. Today...
    jasonmarke jasonmarke
    5 Responses Jul 29, 2008

    All I Can Say Is....

    thank the gods for computers. without typing I'd never be able to write much of anything at all
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 27, 2007

    Why it when ever i post something online people

    have to point out any spelling errors i have. However if i was in a wheelchair no one would point out that i didn't work or call me lazy for not walking. calling me lazy for not spelling right or dumb just makes you look like a fool
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl
    13-15, F
    Oct 27, 2015


    it makes me feel stupid sometimes! a lot lately! I have a mixture of all 3 kinds of dysgraphia but mainly spatial dysgraphia and it is scary! I should start driving highway but I can't tell how far apart a car is from me, I can't tell directions almost at all- I accidently went...
    usernameuphup1 usernameuphup1
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2013

    Seeing Some Thing Here On Ep...

    I keep seeing people on ep who type well, speak well, and have excellent grammar. but things like punctuation and spelling of certian kinds of words pops up a lot in some people's stories. I also notice a lot of people using the wrong word but one that looks and/or sounds...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2008

    A Teenager With Dysgraphia- My Teenage Writing Life

    http://www.dysgraphicteenager.blogspot.com/ Frustration unedited - sometimes not being able to spell and do things that others can do is frustrating. sometimes when it takes me four or five times trying to spell a word just to get spell check to pick it up makes me want to...
    julieness julieness
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    Dysgraphia And Teachers

    I have had dysgraphia all my life. My mother noticed it because she and my grandmother have it as well. As long as I can remember I have been pulled out of class for motor skill physical therapy. When I got to highschool I began to have problems with teachers not beliving that it...
    resistanceisfutile resistanceisfutile
    4 Responses Jul 26, 2010

    another secretary job.

    another person telling me my handwriting is dreadful and i need to "practice". This time i show them about dysgraphia. First they don't believe me. Then comes the lecture, how such as such had ADHD and didn't let it bother them, how this person had PTSD and just went on with it...
    usernameuphup1 usernameuphup1
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    My Grandson Has Dysgraphia

    Hello, my name is Pat and I have a 10 year old grandson who has dysgraphia. He was just recently diagnosed with Disorder of Written expression which I found out is a fancy name for dysgraphia according to the web. He also was diagnosed at the time with PPD-nos, and in...
    writings13 writings13
    1 Response May 2, 2013

    My Son Has Been Diagnosed With Dysgraphia

    And I want to make sure he gets the most out of being a child.  Does anyone have any tips on things that will help?  He's 10, if that helps.
    LeesLou LeesLou
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2012

    There are some really frustrating days

    because my muscles are literally throwing fits because the communication to their nerves and what I want is not the same intention. The worse, for me, when I have days and my hands will randomly drop something or I can't grab something in a normal way. But, I'm just happy that...
    LimeyMelodies LimeyMelodies
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2014

    I live in the age where people are starting to

    have a word for the problems that I have experienced for all of my life, but they are at least 10 years away from fixing the system. I will be denied the career that I dream of, not because I am not capable of doing the job, but because I am not able to write an irrelevant essay...
    blondeandfailing blondeandfailing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    It's Like Having A Blindness To Grammar

    I Still get crap for grammar and spelling. I felt Weird yesterday when I had a co worker read the definition of Dysgraphia. It helps when I get questions about my grammar. To just to explain dysgraphia.
    dsmeng dsmeng
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

    Dysgraphia / Dyslexia

    Tell me I don't feel like crying.  I'm kind of shocked that I have dysgraphia - dyslexia.  It is me to a effin T.  I'm sad, really.  I accept it cause it is me but wow, another thing on my list.  It makes more sense to me why I had a hard time at school with comprehension...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2012
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