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Disorder of written expression



Disorder of written expression is a childhood condition characterized by poor writing skills. To some extent, 3 - 10% of school-age children are affected by this disorder. This disorder appears by itself or in conjunction with other learning or developmental disabilities.

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Symptoms

  • Avoids written work.
  • Poor spelling
  • Errors in grammar
  • Errors in punctuation
  • Poor handwriting
  • Composition is poor relative to oral expression skills; uses simple vocabulary to avoid spelling difficulty.

Assessments

  • Oral and Written Language Scales (OWLS)
  • Test of Adolescent and Adult Language–3 (TOAL-3)
  • Test of Early Written Language
  • Test of Written Expression (TOWE)
  • Test of Written Language–3 (TOWL-3)
  • Woodcock Johnson Psychoeducational Battery–Revised, Tests of Achievement

Other disabilities often linked with the disorder of written expression


 
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