The Learning Renaissance

Dysgraphia: An Insight

Many years ago a friend and colleague, David Close, gave a stunning presentation on dysgraphia which centred on a group of students who many staff undervalued, and a large box containing a goose. He emphasised that we concentrate on those students who struggle with words and number but not on those who struggle with a difficulty in graphical representation in writing and drawing.

The denouement was the opening of the box to reveal, not a goose but beautiful drawings of geese in watercolour and pencil made by the aforementioned students.

This infographic reminded me of that day, and reminded me of the importance of fine motor control and organisation to educational success…


Read my original post about David Close and the goose here: Illusterate – the Graphical Equivalent of Illiterate or Innumerate | The Learning Renaissance

About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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