The process of gaining a diagnosis will be a different experience for children than it is for adults. A psychologist or a mental health professional may be asked to assess a child’s school performance. It is possible that a child may be asked to take part in an IQ test, so that the assessor can gain some extra information about the individual’s intelligence level, and the way that their mind works.
The situation will be different for adults. An individual can speak to their doctor if they, or someone else, suspects symptoms of Dysgraphia. At this stage, the person may be asked to write a few lines on some paper, so that the doctor can observe how difficult the individual finds spelling and writing. The individual’s writing technique may also be assessed, to see if there is any indication of aches or pains in the hand or wrist, or an unusual direction of the wrist during writing.
Another method of assessment may be to ask an individual to read some words, perhaps from a newspaper, and copy them on to a piece of paper. The idea behind this technique is to observe an individual’s ability to process language and to see how efficiently they can use the language that they’ve just read.