Dysgraphia is characterized by problems with writing. This disorder may cause a child to be tense and awkward when holding a pen or pencil, even to the extent of contorting his or her body. A child with very poor handwriting that he or she does not outgrow may have dysgraphia.
Other signs of this condition may include:

    A strong dislike of writing and/or drawing
    Problems with grammar
    Trouble writing down ideas
    A quick loss of energy and interest while writing
    Trouble writing down thoughts in a logical sequence
    Saying words out loud while writing
    Leaving words unfinished or omitting them when writing sentences