Dyslexia and dysgraphia are both learning issues, classified together in the school setting under the broader umbrella of learning disabilities. A reading disability may further be classified as dyslexia.  While dyslexia primarily hinders reading development, dysgraphia has an adverse impact on writing. Dyslexia and dysgraphia share many characteristics and may exist together. However, they are distinct from one another and therefore require different educational approaches to meet the child’s needs.  When these disorders are properly addressed, the barriers to learning are dramatically reduced, with a positive, cascading impact on the child’s performance and overall self-concept.  If your child is struggling with reading or writing, a thorough educational evaluation may provide the answers you need to support your struggling learner.