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A neurological disorder marked by impairment of the ability to write, especially to write by hand and to spell. It can occur as the result of brain damage or in association with learning disabilities.

[New Latin : dys- + Greek -graphiā, -graphy.]

dys·graph′ic adj.
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(Medicine) inability to write correctly, caused by disease of part of the brain
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Noun1.dysgraphia - impaired ability to learn to write
learning disability, learning disorder - a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills
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The research group consisted of 120 subjects (60 pre-school children, and 60 children in the early school years; for each language disorder: dyslalia and disgraphia, 60 children were selected: 30 subjects with speech disorders for the experimental group and 30 subjects without speech disorders, for the control group.
Regarding the content of the diagnosis, most students used the specific professional terms such as learning disability, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, disgraphia, coordination, memory span, etc.