Common Writing Problems in Children

Understanding Your Child’s Trouble With Writing

Writing problems don’t mean poor handwriting. Some children have a problem in expressing themselves in written format or may look like lazy to write. It is sometimes challenging to understand the problem. Think of it like a spoilt keyboard on a laptop or phone.


  • Difficulty in copying from board, doing homework and completing notes.
  • Problem in writing and thinking at the same time.
  • Gives lot of excuses for writing, hand paining while writing.
  • Poor legibility, does not give proper space between words, sentences and wrong syntax.
  • Very slow in writing in class as well as exams, prefer to answer short questions like true/false, one word, fill in the blanks and multiple choice, avoids answering big/long questions.