All about repetitive strain injury

Symptoms: Cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive stress injuries, repetitive motion injuries or disorders, occupational or sports overuse syndromes Specialty: Sports medicine, orthopedics A repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an “injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions”.[1]  Definition Repetitive strain injury (RSI) and associative trauma orders are umbrella terms used to […]

What is Dyslexia

Note: If you or someone you know has dyslexia, please consider downloading OpenDyslexic: an open source font created to increase readability for those with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. This article links to many non-accessible websites, but is written […]

What is Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is a deficiency in the ability to write, primarily handwriting, but also coherence.[1]Dysgraphia is a transcription disability, meaning that it is a writing disorder associated with impaired handwriting, orthographic coding (orthography, the storing process of written words and processing the letters in those words), and finger sequencing (the movement of muscles required to write).[2] It often overlaps […]

I Write, Therefore I Am: Assistive Technology Bridges The Handwriting Gap

As technology advances, there is help available for those suffering from impairments related to writing. Dyslexia, for example, creates problems for young people learning to write. When others can’t understand what they express with pencil and paper, their broader educational interests may be stifled.  In the context of social communication, writing is even more important […]