resulting from problems in poor writing skills. Students
with written expression disorder have a problem with their writing
skills. Their writing skills are significantly below what is normal
considering the students age, intelligence, and education.
The poor writing skills cause problems with the student's academic
success or other important areas of life.
As measured by functional assessment or by a standardized test
that is given individually, the patient's writing ability is substantially
less than you would expect considering age, intelligence and education.
The difficulty with writing grammatically correct sentences and
organized paragraphs materially impedes academic achievement or
If there is also a sensory defect, the writing deficiency is worse
than you would expect with it.
Increased Dropout rate at School
Although educators attempt to intervene, there is no proven effective
treatment for the disorder of written expression.
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on the remedial teaching of writing and a heavy emphasis on student
practice of writing may be helpful.