Dysgraphia is the inability to properly draw letters or symbols.
Dysgraphia is characterized by: deficient handwriting; writing that is not formed properly; scribbled and illegible letters; writing above and/or below the line; letters written in the wrong direction; letters made up of zigzag or segmented lines; errors when copying shapes; writing which is not organized; uneven spacing between letters, words or lines; and repeated erasing and returning to the proper line.
In cases of dysgraphia, the writer often puts pressure which is either too strong or too weak on the writing utensil.
These issues are partially caused by fine motor skill difficulties (such as difficulty in grasping the pencil), communicative difficulties (such as difficulty in distinguishing language and difficulty distinguishing between the sounds of letters and other sounds), visual perception difficulties (such as difficulty in distinguishing between letters) and hand-eye coordination difficulties.
(Original information was provided by Nitzan and is based on the "Students with Learning Disabilities" booklet published by the Ministry of Education.)

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