disorder of written expression


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disorder of written expression

a learning disorder in which the affected skill is written communication, characterized by errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation; by poor paragraph organization; or by poor story composition or thematic development.

disorder of written expression

An inability to draft grammatically correct phrases, sentences, or paragraphs, a disability that may impair advancement in school or work. This communication disorder is said to be present only when 1. it cannot be attributed to sensory, medical, or neurological deficits (e.g., hearing impairment); and 2. it is an isolated deficit, out of proportion to one's age and measured intelligence.
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The three Rs were soon to be replaced with another R: Ritalin, which would be handed out by teachers to kids with mental health problems such as Mathematics Disorder or Disorder of Written Expression and lots of other psychiatric classifications.
More than half of the children had a reading learning disorder (40), a math learning disorder (47), or a disorder of written expression (63) -- 52%, 61%, and 82%, respectively.