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Dysgraphia Help for Students

Students who need help with dysgraphia are challenged by communicating through the written word. Simply taking notes can be difficult – and even physically uncomfortable – for students with dysgraphia. They find it hard to form letters, clearly space words and correctly structure sentences. As writers, they want to express their thoughts but struggle to do so. When a school and its staff understand what this disorder is and how it affects learning, dysgraphia help can be offered to enhance the student’s ability to demonstrate their knowledge. For example, students with access to computers could type their class notes or assignments, instead of writing them. In addition to written assignments, educators could encourage students to share oral reports and visual projects.

School Resources for Students with Mild Dysgraphia

Students with dysgraphia need educational instruction and resources to face learning challenges. They may benefit from having extra time for written tests or from recording their class lessons. Those with mild dysgraphia can gain help with grammar and syntax skills in the classroom or through one-on-one tutoring sessions. They can learn to better manage assignments like high school essays and research papers. Beekman works with students who have dysgraphia so they will be more confident when conceptualizing, outlining and writing their ideas. Our school’s small classes, flexible schedules and individualized instruction opportunities are all available to students who are facing learning difficulties.

Dysgraphia Support at The Beekman School

The Beekman School provides dysgraphia support for students as we encourage them to succeed. Our teachers deliver strategies and accommodations with sensitivity to each student’s needs. Whether a student could benefit from assignment flexibility or access to a peer note taker, we will respond proactively. We empower all types of learners, including those high school students with dysgraphia, to understand and enhance their strengths as they work toward their educational goals.

We are welcoming students to class this spring either via a hybrid in-person/online learning model in NYC (following our Spring Break), or via fully remote, synchronous online classes.  Learn more about our response to COVID-19 >