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Dyslexic Dysgraphia and Disability

Learning disabilities are neurobiological disorders. Learning disabilities affect your brain’s capacity to receive, process, store or analyze information. If you have a learning disability, you learn in a way that is different from people who do not have a learning disability. The reason for this is because your brain function and/or structure are different. One important thing that has to be pointed out is that people who learn differently because of emotional disturbance, mental retardation, cultural, environmental or economic disadvantage, visual, physical or hearing handicaps are not regarded as having a learning disability. There are several different types of learning disabilities that involve the way in which you organize, acquire, understand, express and remember both non-verbal and verbal information. Dysgraphia is one of these forms of learning disabilities. Dysgraphia is a learning disability that adversely affects your expressive or basic handwriting. Dysgraphia is evidenced by having problems with expressing thoughts in graphing and writing, poor handwriting and spelling. Dysgraphia results in your writing being distorted or incorrect. There are three main forms of dysgraphia. They are: ?  Spatial dysgraphia – This kind of dysgraphia is evidenced by illegible writing even when you copy the work, but you have normal spelling skills. ?  Motor dysgraphia – This type of dysgraphia is marked by poor muscle tone, poor dexterity, and a deficit in fine motor skills. ?  Dyslexic dysgraphia – This form of dysgraphia is characterized by the first draft of a paper being illegible, but copied work is acceptable and there are poor spelling skills. Not only is dyslexic dysgraphia a form of dysgraphia, it is also a type of dyslexia.  Dyslexia is an impairment in your brain’s ability to translate written images that are received by your eyes into meaningful language. Dyslexia is a learning disability that may hinder your ability to read, write, spell and sometimes speak. Dyslexic dysgraphia is marked by an inability to write correctly. You may be good at reading, but you are not able to form words and alphabets in the right way. The cause of dyslexic dysgraphia is not known. Heredity may be a factor in causing dyslexic dysgraphia because it seems to run in families. When dyslexic dysgraphia originates in adults, it is usually due to certain kinds of diseases, head trauma or brain damage. There are some signs and symptoms which may be an indication of dyslexic dysgraphia.  Some of these are: ?  Writing that is illegible ?  Writing tasks that are not finished ?  Using a combination of lower case and uppercase letters that is not correct ?  Writing uneven letters where there is no consistency. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of dyslexic dysgraphia, you could be entitled to receive some type of social security disability benefits like SSI or SSDI. The way to find out about this is by turning to one of the social security attorneys at The experienced social security attorneys at can help you to see the disability benefits opportunities that are available to you.