Originally Posted by readerbeagle
What your wife has is possibly dysgraphia. It can be combined with dyslexia. In essence it is terrible handwriting no matter how hard the person/child tries. Both my boys have dysgraphia and reverse letters and create a horrible chicken scratch. Noticed a strong correlation with males in our family Grandfather, Uncle and 2 grandsons - daughters etc. are fine and one can actually do calligraphy very well. There is also a strong correlation between bright/gifted people and dysgraphia. You can often get a time extenton for writing exams if they are to be handwritten via spec ed dept at most Universities.
Typing and the watershed of 1995 w affordable computers has changed a lot for dysgraphics and it is very interesting to hear of this new font.
My son has a very severe form of dysgraphia. In addition to the problems with his handwriting, typing is also an issue. There is a strong disconnect between his brain and his hands. He can read a book, or listen to a lecture, or watch a movie, and tell it back to you in conversation, but if you ask him to write it down, whether with a pencil or a keyboard, it is almost impossible. The only thing that has helped is good speech recognition software, or scribing to a person who then writes down what he is saying.