Printing and Writing

Most children with DCD have average to above average intelligence, but they are unable to show their intelligence and capabilities in their written work.

This is a writing sample from a typical Grade One student:

Typical Grade One Printing

This is a writing sample from a Grade One student with DCD. Notice the poor organization, spacing and legibility:

Printing of Grade One Student with DCD

Printing and handwriting are the most challenging of all motor activities because they require a combination of:

  • Organization of information from different senses, like seeing letters on a page and relating them to their sounds
  • Fine motor skills
  • Language comprehension and expression
  • The ability to plan and sequence letters and words on a page