By Gillian Fournier

Reduced writing ability in an individual of otherwise normal intellect. The cause of this disorder is still unknown, but there seems to be a link to trauma or a damaged parietal lobe.

Example: After undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, an elementary school teacher has difficulty with simple writing tasks.

This website provides detailed information on this conditon: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dysgraphia/dysgraphia.htm

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Aug 2010