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May 2008, Volume 38 Number 5 , p 26 - 26


  • Terrilynn Fox Quillen RN, MSN, and Kate Gladstone, MLS


Quillen, Terrilynn Fox RN, BS, and Kate Gladstone, MLS

Issue: Volume 38(5), May 2008, p 26 Publication Type: [Department: upFront: MYTH & FACTS] Publisher: © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Terrilynn Fox Quillen is a clinical instructor of community health nursing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a faith community nurse and freelance writer in Greenwood, Ind. Kate Gladstone works internationally as a handwriting instruction and remediation specialist based in Albany, N.Y.

MYTH: Illegible handwriting always indicates dysgraphia.

FACT: Just having bad handwriting doesn't mean a person has dysgraphia, which literally means “difficult writing.” In dysgraphia, a neurologic disorder that impairs written expression, the brain can't convert mental language into written images. It's characterized by writing skills ...

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