Extra time for tests and exams helps students with dysgraphia.
Fact True, extra time can be of benefit to these students as the mechanics of writing can be laborious. If the challenge is in the area of organization, extra time can allow the person to thoughtfully organize their essay answers, and edit them properly for grammar and spelling.
Students with dysgraphia also have strong verbal skills.
Fact No two students are alike, but generally students with dysgraphia in postsecondary studies tend to have highly developed verbal skills. What they can express orally typically far exceeds their written output, especially under pressure and timed conditions.
Voice-to-text software is frustrating for most students.
Myth Voice-to-text software has come a long way in the last ten years. New advancements in the technology have reduced the training time required, making it much easier to use.
Dysgraphia is a term used to describe poor or illegible handwriting.
Myth Although it is true that most students with dysgraphia have poor handwriting, it is a much more complex disorder that is characterized by one or more challenges in an area of the writing process (e.g., spelling, grammar, organization). Having poor handwriting alone is not indicative of dysgraphia.