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.
Remedial education is the best approach to this type of disorder.
The degree of recovery depends on the severity of the disorder. Marked improvement is often seen after treatment.
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