Learning Disorders

Learning Disorder Symptoms - Disorders of Written Expression

Mark Dombeck, Ph.D.

Disorder of Written Expression

Writing skills, as measured by individually administered standardized tests (or functional assessments of writing skills), are substantially below those expected given the person's chronological age, measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education.

The disturbance in the first category significantly interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily living that require the composition of written texts (e.g., writing grammatically correct sentences and organized paragraphs).

If a sensory deficit is present, the difficulties in writing skills are in excess of those usually associated with it.

Criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.


Clinic Locations


Erath County

906 Lingleville Highway

Stephenville, TX 76401

(254) 968-4181


Hood County
104 Pirate Drive

Granbury, TX 76048

(817) 573-2662


Somervell County

301 Bo Gibbs

Glen Rose, TX 76043

(254) -552-2090


Johnson County

1601 North Anglin Street

Cleburne, TX 76031

(817) 558-1121


Palo Pinto County

214 SW 26th Ave, Suite A

Mineral Wells, TX 76068

(940) 325-9541


Parker County

1715 Santa Fe Drive

Weatherford, TX 76086

(817) 599-7634


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2101 West Pearl Street

Granbury, TX 76048

(817) 579-4400




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