Chronic stress, trauma and ongoing overwhelm are very much a part of most children I am seeing with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. This little video explains how it can impact memory, learning, brain size and also how to repair it. Well worth watching
I have found that dysgraphia often goes hand in hand with dyslexia, but not always. Dyslexia seems to always get the attention rather than the learning-to-write difficulty or disorder.
As their sense of orientation is out of alignment, there is a great difficulty to:
-write consistently in the same direction or in a straight line
-write more than the bare minimum
-string the ideas together in a logical and sequential order
-poor spelling, grammar, spacing etc.
All these symptoms and more are not a reflection of the student’s intelligence, but definitely affect their confidence.
This OT blog gives some ideas, but not sufficient to correct dyspraxia, which would first of all require the orientation to be addressed, so the child (or dysgraphic individual) perceives the information from the correct perspective: