Screening for motor dysgraphia in public schools

Marielza Regina Ismael Martins, José Alexandre Bastos, Angela Traldi Cecato, Maria de Lourdes Souza Araujo, Rafael Ribeiro Magro, Vinicios Alaminos
2013 Jornal de Pediatria (Versão em Português)  
PALAVRAS-CHAVE Rastreio; Disgrafia; Transtornos de aprendizagem Rastreio de disgrafia motora em escolares da rede pública de ensino Resumo Objetivo: Rastrear sinais de alerta para a disgrafia em escolares do 6° ano do ensino fundamental. Método: Trata-se de um estudo descritivo, exploratório, de coorte transversal realizado com 630 escolares avaliados através do Inventário Disgráfico Analítico (adaptado), que reconhece as dificuldades da escrita através do traçado dos grafismos. Abstract
more » ... os. Abstract Objective: To screen for warning signs of dysgraphia in schoolchildren at the sixth grade of elementary school. Method: This was a descriptive, exploratory, cross-sectional cohort study performed with 630 schoolchildren assessed through the (adapted) Analytical Dysgraphia Inventory, which recognizes difficulties in writing through the tracing the graphics. Results: A total of 22% (n = 138) of the sample presented all indications of dysgraphia; the most prevalent indicator was ascending/descending/fluctuating lines (53.6%). When the indicators were correlated to gender, males showed a significant difference (p < 0.05) in most of them. Among the warning signs of co-occurrences, dyslexia was the most prevalent indicator (22%). Conclusion: Given the large number of warning signs of dysgraphia observed in schoolchildren, it is advisable to screen for these signs, in order to implement early interventions.
doi:10.1016/j.jpedp.2012.08.008 fatcat:rxmpkyyppzb6zlx6y3jec2j5z4