dysgraphia/problems with handwriting
My son is hh, moderately-severe to profound, sloping (we figure he has a cochlear deazone around 3000-4000hz), and so far he's doing really great in school, great with reading and language and motor skills etc. etc., but his handwriting is atrocious and illegible and he gets upset if you even ask him to write something.
Anyway, we think he might have dysgraphia (which basically means a handwriting disorder not caused by other cognitive or motor problems) and I was looking into this and I found an article saying it often occurs in children who've had recurrent ear infections, because ear infections can cause temporary high-frequency loss, and "higher frequencies appear to organize speech and the fine motor sequences of handwriting."
Has anyone heard of this connection before?
If anyone here has dysgraphia/handwriting/spelling issues, what are your thresholds like in the higher frequencies?
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... and mum to Harry, HH, moderately-severe to profound, age 5!