A person with this Dysgraphia or “impairment in written expression” may have problems including illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, and difficulty composing writing as well as thinking and writing at the same time.  As a preschooler, they may be hesitant in writing and drawing. As they move to grade school, they have trouble writing on a line and they write letters in different sizes. They also have trouble putting their thoughts on paper and may need to day words out loud when writing.

They generally have difficulty in putting ideas into language that is organized, stored and then retrieved from memory—these may all add to struggles with written expression.