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Book review of 'Dysgraphia: Causes, Connections and Cures'
With the attention being paid to learning disabilities as a part of inclusive education which has also been emphasized by the National Curriculum Framework of the National Council of Education, Research and Training, New Delhi, the paperback "Dysgraphia: Causes, Connections and Cures" by a practitioner Jane Sutherland assumes much importance for special education institutions, education therapists and general education institutions where in children suffer from bad and illegible handwriting.

According to the book, dysgraphia is a disorder where a person suffers from writing disabilities or challenges related to handwriting and word coherence. It needs to be understood that while dyslexia is difficulty with language, dysgraphia is difficulty with writing, explains the book.

The book is handy since, it is spread over 74 pages only and provides basic knowledge about the writing impairment and should not be confused with intellectual impairment. In other words, dysgraphia can be mitigated with special interventions as suggested in the book.

Among children, in their formative years, the disorder of dysgraphia can be diagnosed as soon as they start writing. By early interventions in the form of remedial and corrective measures the problem can be mitigated to a large extent and some children can even be cured completely.

Being more of a neurological problem, dysgraphia is strongly associated with incorrect orthographic coding or processing words in the brain.

It has been found that dysgraphia has strong connections to other learning disabilities. Keeping this view, the book published by the Independent Publishing Platform provides practical exercises and suggests interventions which when implementing in a procedurally correct way can be helpful in learning techniques that can improve or even cure the dysgraphia in many cases.

The book can be valuable guide and source book for the libraries of special education institutes, researchers in disability education, education therapists, special educators and practitioners. Special educators can take cues from this book to prepare therapeutic intervention to mitigate writing difficulties among students.

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