Dysgraphia relates to difficulties with writing. It can affect various aspects, from neatness of script and readability, speed of writing, spelling, mixing capital and lowercase letters, and not recognising how much space is needed to write each letter. It can be affected by a lack of co-ordination and the subsequent ability to hold a pen/pencil.

It isn’t related to intelligence, it is a learning difficulty and its impact can be reduced by identifying it and the provision of teaching methods that are adapted to suit that person’s needs.

Dysgraphia is a commonly co-occurring condition for autistic people. Not all people with dysgraphia are autistic.