Using Dynamilis, test if your child has dysgraphia
Dysgraphia, a learning disability that affects a child's ability to write, is often underdiagnosed and misunderstood. Children with dysgraphia struggle with the mechanics of writing, such as letter formation, spacing, and line use. They may write very slowly or have a hard time expressing their thoughts on paper, which can impact their academic performance and self-esteem.
The value of early diagnosis
Detecting dysgraphia early is crucial for several reasons:
- Timely intervention: Early diagnosis allows for the introduction of targeted interventions when children are still developing their writing skills. This is when they are most receptive to change and can adapt more easily to new methods and techniques. The earlier the remediation starts, the more effective it will be.
- Prevention of compounding issues: Unaddressed dysgraphia can lead to other problems, including poor academic performance and low self-esteem. By identifying and addressing dysgraphia early, these secondary issues can be prevented.
- Understanding and support: Knowing why they struggle can provide relief for children who may have felt confused or frustrated by their difficulties. It also helps teachers, parents, and peers to better understand their challenges and provide appropriate support.
How to test for dysgraphia with Dynamilis
While Dynamilis does not replace a therapist, the app can provide a valuable and reliable indication of whether a child may have dysgraphia or not. Its assessment allows an overview of a child’s handwriting strengths and weaknesses. In the event that the app's analysis suggests a likelihood of dysgraphia in a child, a consultation with a therapist will be recommended. Therefore, it acts as a quick, cost-free, initial step to help alleviate or confirm any doubts.
To do this, you need to:
- Download the application on your iPad
- Start the 7-day free trial period
- Add your child
- Ask the child to complete the analysis, following the instructions carefully
- Once the analysis is complete, the results will be available in the supervisor's area. A general score, ranging from 0 to 100, assessing the child's handwriting, will be provided. The app will also recommend customized handwriting activities to improve any weaknesses.
- If the score is too low, Dynamilis will automatically recommend seeking a therapist for a more comprehensive assessment. If that's the case, we would advise you to search for a specialist nearby and schedule an appointment promptly. It might be useful to take the application along to provide additional insights alongside their observations.
While waiting for your appointment, you can engage in the activities suggested by the application to begin the remediation process.