Disorder of written expression

Alternative Names

Written expression disorder

Definition of Disorder of written expression

Disorder of written expression is a childhood condition that involves poor writing skills.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Although no studies have been conducted to determine how common this disorder is, it is thought to be about as common as learning and reading disorders.

Signs and tests

Other causes of learning disabilities must be ruled out before the diagnosis can be confirmed.

Treatment

Remedial education is the best approach to this type of disorder.

Expectations (prognosis)

The degree of recovery depends on the severity of the disorder. Marked improvement is often seen after treatment.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/14/2010

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