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Dysgraphia and Social Security Disability

Will I qualify for Social Security Disability with dysgraphia? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you have this disorder, and it and/or complications resulting from dysgraphia or other conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. social-security-disability-benefits Dysgraphia is a learning disability. A learning disability is a condition that gives rise to difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills at the level that is expected for people of the same age. This is especially true when these difficulties are not associated with a physical handicap. Nervous system Dysgraphia is also a neurobiological disorder. A neurobiological disorder is an illness of the nervous system that results from metabolic, genetic or other biological factors. Dysgraphia is both a learning disability and a neurobiological disorder. In fact, a learning disability is considered to be a neurobiological disorder. When you have a learning disability, you learn in a way that is different from other people because your brain structure and/or function is different. If a person learns differently because of economic, cultural or environmental disadvantage, hearing, physical or visual handicaps, emotional disturbance or mental retardation; they are not viewed as having a learning disability. Handwriting Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects basic or expressive handwriting in an unfavorable way. Dysgraphia is marked by difficulty in spelling, expressing thoughts in writing and graphing and poor handwriting. Dysgraphia is also evidenced by writing that is incorrect or distorted. There are three primary kinds of dysgraphia. They are: Dyslexic dysgraphia - This form is evidenced by the first draft of a paper being illegible, but copied work is acceptable. It also involves poor spelling skills. Motor dysgraphia - This type is characterized by a deficit in fine motor skills and poor dexterity and muscle tone. Spatial dysgraphia - This kind involves illegible writing. This is true even with copied work. However, spelling skills are normal. Dysgraphia may produce several signs and symptoms. Some of these include: Unfinished letters Experiencing pain while writing A mixture of lower and upper case letters An inability to flex or occasionally move your arm Having an odd writing grip Reluctance or refusal to complete writing tasks Irregular letter shapes and sizes Talking to yourself while writing Decreased or increased speed of writing and copying At times having many spelling errors Struggling to use writing as a communications tool Muscle spasms in your arm and shoulder (sometimes in the rest of your body). Again, you may have dysgraphia. This disorder and/or complications resulting from it or other conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied? Important fact If you decide to reapply or appeal your denial, remember this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people who do not have an attorney standing with them. The best thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+