Dysgraphia is the term used to describe difficulty writing. Many different factors, including culture, can cause it. The symptoms of dysgraphia vary from person to person but may include difficulty in spelling, poor handwriting, messy or illegible work, and slow writing speed. It can be caused by many things, including cultural background and language barriers.
If your child has been diagnosed with dysgraphia, you need to understand how cultural background influences intellectual and developmental disabilities. More specifically, the cultural perspectives of parents and special education professionals may affect decision-making in providing appropriate services for children with disabilities.
If your child has dysgraphia and comes from a culture where writing isn’t emphasized, they may struggle more than other children from cultures taught in school. If you think your child is experiencing this, it’s important to talk to someone about it right away to help support learning at school.
Educators must be aware of this background difference to provide accommodations such as extra time or alternative assessment methods like typing essays instead of writing them out by hand.
However, there are ways to help these students succeed despite their writing struggles, like writing practices and tools for writing other than the conventional way that is paper and pen.
Have you ever been in a situation where you were completely lost and confused? You don’t know what to do or who to talk to. It can be very stressful and frustrating. This is called culture shock, and it happens when people travel abroad for the first time. They feel like they are in a foreign country with no one who speaks their language.
Sometimes students with dysgraphia experience this feeling when they go back to school after summer break because the teachers have changed, the classroom has new desks or new rules about how much homework should be done each night.
If your child experiences culture shock at school, here are some things that might help them adjust more quickly. Talk about your child’s feeling overwhelmed by all of these changes. Encourage your child to ask questions if they don’t understand something. Remind your child that everyone feels uncomfortable sometimes, but it will improve over time. Let your child know that talking about their feelings can help make them feel better.
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