2. Difficulty spacing things out on paper or within margins (poor spatial planning)
One of the most common signs of dysgraphia in children is the observation of a lack of spacing between their letters, figures, and words in their written work.
The writing that is produced can often look as though letters have been written on top of each other and can be incredibly difficult to decipher, for a child or an adult, given that there may be very little, if indeed any spacing between the words at all.
This is something that teachers and educators throughout the land are constantly trying to remind children of, and it is actually a problem that a lot of children, even those without dysgraphia, tend to struggle within their earliest experiences of writing.
For this reason, one shouldn’t necessarily jump straight to the conclusion that a person has dysgraphia just because they don’t use spaces. Instead, this should be checked for using a range of different measures which remind children of the need to space things out.