Overcoming dysgraphia: exercises to do at home

We can define dysgraphia, in a synthetic way, as the difficulty of the student to write due to motor or psychomotor incoordination that prevents the clean execution of the stroke, without medical trauma to justify it.

It happens a lot, being to some extent normal, since each child develops at its own pace , but if such development stops or takes too long, it is necessary to intervene.

Here are some activities to do at home, simple but effective with practice .



  • Bullshit game : with a toy hammer or similar, you play to hit changing targets with greater precision, increasing the difficulty over time. Develops gross motor skills .
  • Making music : it consists of playing a small piano, children’s xylophone, etc., giving a certain sequence and using some stickers to mark the objective, being able to increase the difficulty over time. Develop fine motor skills .
  • Throwing : it consists of teaching the child the coordination of arm, forearm and hand movements by practicing the throwing of light stones, so that they can “bounce” against a liquid surface (lake, pool …). It develops all the psychomotor skills of the arm .
  • Juggling : consists of carrying out this activity, starting with two medium-sized balls, and increasing the difficulty and quantity over time. It allows to define the times and control the impulse and the dynamic force of the wrists .
  • Finger theater : It consists of recreating invented stories, using the fingers of each hand as dolls, properly “dressed” with cloth thimbles that represent people, animals, etc. It allows to speed up the movement of the fingers and to better identify each finger.
  • Basketball : we refer to basket shots, whether in a toy basket, as “making a basket” in the bin, varying in difficulty over time. Allows you to calculate distance and momentum .


As can be seen, none of these exercises is directly linked to writing , but it reinforces the automation of movements that will allow a development of psychomotor skills that allows better writing, security and fluency in the line.

However, it is necessary to remember that the present strategies have an effectiveness that varies according to the characteristics of each person, and must be coherently integrated with the Individual Intervention Plan in dysgraphia.

Good afternoon
Very grateful for the material you provide to correct these details in children.

I comment, I have a child who has ADHD and in government schools they do not pay adequate attention to them, for this; I look on the net for options that people like you can suggest. who are dedicated to helping the education sector.

Please, I will be very grateful if you provide me with material according to the problem I have with my child. (13 years old)

Thank you very much for your attention….!!!

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