The first issue came up trying to write his name in kindergarten. He did not have the strength in his upper body to lean on the pencil hard enough to leave a mark. He was finally able to write his name, write some numbers do some of the basic skills but it was just so slow. It took so much effort to form each letter that what he could produce and what he could tell people, what his knowledge was, was really inhibited by how much he could write. He would become physically exhausted after writing maybe two lines on a piece of paper.

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