Agraphia is an acquired disorder resulting in the inability to communicate in written form. This specific language disorder is usually the result of brain injury or stroke. Symptoms may range from a very mild deficit to a complete inability to write or choose the correct letters to spell out words. People with agraphia have difficulty performing activities of daily living such as jotting down a grocery list, writing a heartfelt letter to a loved one, or filling out important paperwork at the doctor’s office.

Agraphia Diagnosis and Treatment

At Wake Forest Baptist Health, our speech-language pathologists will meet with you, take your medical history, and perform a comprehensive language evaluation. Evaluation will include a formal assessment of your ability to communicate in writing. You will be asked to offer a writing sample during the evaluation, in addition to a variety of other specific language tasks.

The information gathered during the evaluation will be used to establish a treatment plan that is right for you. Our speech-language pathologists work closely with each patient, customizing therapeutic tasks to help improve your written language skills and functional communication.