The best thing we ever did was back off from writing for a while. He loves his “My son used to feel defeated, but now he has so much more enthusiasm for reading since he doesn’t have to write.“He uses his magnetic letter tiles to build his words now, and he’ll often ask to handwrite the words he has built.The tiles help him tell his Handwriting may seem like a small part of education, but it affects your child’s ability to express ideas.A child with dysgraphia has handwriting that is worse than you would normally see in a child of his age, intelligence, and education level. A child with dysgraphia may also appear to be unmotivated or lazy, or what we sometimes refer to as a “reluctant writer.” Because he has trouble expressing his thoughts and ideas in writing, he may avoid writing altogether.Dysgraphia can also make your child avoid seemingly normal situations.She writes “beacuse” instead of “because” even though she knows it and if I ask her to spell it she does it correctly. I’m so frustrated because everything I have found is for young kids. It does sound like your daughter has many of the signs and symptoms of dysgraphia.A therapist I spoke to said that there is nothing to be done because of her age. When dysgraphia occurs without dyslexia, reading is not affected but spelling and writing are.Once you have checked and corrected your child’s posture and pencil grip, it’s time to actually put pencil to paper and start writing.Please keep in mind that it’s important to allow your child to acquire writing skills at his own pace. Your child has a special need, so let him progress naturally and not at the pace recommended for his age, his grade level, or his curriculum.She loves to read and she reads soooo many books that it amazes me why her spelling is not good.I also noticed that she struggles with writing capitals on names or places and sometimes she writes an upper case in the middle of a word. Perla, I am sorry your daughter is struggling, but am pleased to read your determination to help her! I know adults in their 40s and 50s that have been helped to finally have success with reading and spelling, so 12-years-old is definitely not too late!