Multisensory Learning
for Dysgraphia in Sydney

Learning Difficulties in Typing & Handwriting

What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a condition which impairs letter formation by hand, whether handwriting or typing. It also affects mathematics through poor formation and alignment of numerical concepts.

Dysgraphia can affect spelling, written expression, and legibility. Dysgraphia can produce a poor impression on others and affect one’s self esteem.

The school curriculum is often rushed and overcrowded these days, so students with dysgraphia may find themselves struggling to complete work and becoming stressed.

The Multisensory Learning approach
to Dysgraphia

A multisensory approach to tutoring students with dysgraphia stresses the development of gross motor and fine motor coordination skills through touch and movement. Students enjoy writing without seeing, writing with sand, slope boards/easels and tactile surfaces to help develop muscle memory and automaticity of flow. Consistent letter formation frees the mind for higher-order tasks.

Because we provide a holistic service, many parents are happy that their children can get help for a broad range of difficulties from us without having to attend multiple types of therapies. In this area, individual therapy is crucial because a hands-on approach can remediate poor handwriting and fine motor habits.

Multisensory Tutoring for Dysgraphia

A multisensory approach to tutoring students with dysgraphia stresses the development of gross motor and fine motor coordination skills through touch and movement. Students enjoy writing without seeing, writing with sand, slope boards/easels and tactile surfaces to help develop muscle memory and automaticity of flow. Consistent letter formation frees the mind for higher-order tasks.

Because we provide a holistic service, many parents are happy that their children can get help for a broad range of difficulties from us without having to attend multiple types of therapies. In this area, individual therapy is crucial because a hands-on approach can remediate poor handwriting and fine motor habits.

Dysgraphia Assessments for both Adults & Children

Neurosensory can provide informal assessments and referral to occupational therapists if indicated.

NDIS Funding for Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia and other specific learning disorders are generally not eligible for NDIS funding unless other conditions such as Autism or Intellectual Delay are present. Unfortunately this leaves many people with it stretched or unable to access affordable remediation. Assistance at schools is harder to find than in other areas of literacy, and is hard to implement in group settings as students with dysgraphia require close one on one attention.

Neurosensory can assist people with their applications for NDIS or other funding.

The Australian Dyslexia Foundation aims to help people who cannot afford necessary remediation for dyslexia and related conditions, including dysgraphia. It is a charity with fully deductible tax and gift status, and while funds for it are presently limited, we will update you when it is in a position to help.

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