Dysgraphia in the language of two children of the Ensoko primary school in Nyamira county
The study sought to identify and analyze the spelling impairment in the Kiswahili and English of two dysgraphic children of the Ensoko primary in Nyamira County. The study had hypothesized that the two dysgraphic children would produce more deletion errors than the other types of errors. It also hypothesized that the two dsygraphic children would misspell more verbs than the other word classes .Data were collected through three types of tasks: dictation, transcription and free composition. The findings of the study supported the first hypothesis. It was evident from the findings that the two dsygraphic children produced more deletion errors in their performance than the other errors of substitution, omission, insertion, alteration and repetition. With regard to the second hypothesis, the findings indicated that the two dysgraphic children misspelt more verbs as compared to the other word classes of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, determiners and conjunctions. Misspellings of the other word classes were relatively few and in some cases they were not produced at all.