Dysgraphia FAQ’s

Dysgraphia FAQ’s

Dysgraphia Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.’s)

We get quite a few questions from people asking about Dysgraphia and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s), so I have tried to answer some of the more common questions.


What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a Specific Learning Disability (SpLD).


What Causes Dysgraphia?

Most specialists consider dysgraphia to be a hereditary, genetic condition.

Dysgraphia often runs in families. The causes have not been fully established at the moment.

Do People from other Countries have Dysgraphia?


Dysgraphia occurs from all races, backgrounds and abilities.


What are the Symptoms / Indicators of Dysgraphia?

For a full list of dysgraphia symptoms / indicators, click here.


Is Dysgraphia an Illness?

Dysgraphia is definitely not an illness.

Is Dysgraphia a Disease?

Dysgraphia is definitely not a disease.

Is Dysgraphia hereditary?

Often people who have dyslexia, also have dysgraphia. Dyslexia does run in families. Little is known about dysgraphia at this time.

How many People have Dysgraphia?

Estimates for Dysgraphia vary widely from 5% to 20%.  I would anticipate it would be approximately 10% of the population.