FAQs

Professionals Database Frequently Asked Questions

For Users

What is the Dysgraphia Life Professionals Database?


The Dysgraphia Life Professionals Database is a new resource for the dysgraphia community! Parents and teachers of kids with dysgraphia often struggle to find resources in their community, whether that means a tutor, occupational therapist, neuropsychologist, or others who have the right experience.




How is this database different from others?


There are some websites and organizations with lists of resources useful to people with learning disabilities, but the resources aren’t all in the same place and they aren’t dysgraphia-specific. We want to put everything you need for managing dysgraphia right here so you don’t need to go anywhere else!




What happens when I find a resource that looks useful?


Contact the professional directly but please be sure you tell them that you found them through Dysgraphia Life!




Does Dysgraphia Life certify the professionals or do background checks?


No. We bring you the information in one central place so that you can do your own due diligence. We do a basic check of the top-level information but we do not run background checks, reference checks, or verify certifications and licenses. Users are responsible for confirming that the listed information is true and that the professional has the appropriate background to help you or your child. If you find any information to be falsified, please contact us at info@dysgraphia.life so we can edit or remove the listing.




Why is this only for the United States?


Unfortunately, there are additional cost and legal implications for providing the database outside of the United States so we are starting only with the United States at this time. We hope to be able to grow the database in the future.




Will there be a cost to search the database to find a professional?


No. There will never be any cost for members of our community to search the database to find a professional that can help with writing difficulties.





For Professionals

As a professional with experience working with people with writing difficulties, why should I join this database?


By joining our database, parents looking for the right resources will find you faster. As a new initiative, we are building our network, but all the signs are telling us that parents need a way to find you. We expect to grow a lot over the next year. By joining early, you get the added benefit of a free membership for the first year.




Who will use this database?


We already get questions through email from parents all over the country looking for resources and for professionals to help diagnose and work with their children as well as adults with writing difficulties seeking professional help. We’ve also heard from teachers looking for information and resources so we hope those teachers will also come here to help their students.




I’m worried about my privacy. Do I have to enter all of my contact information?


We understand your concerns. We only require your name, type of professional, email address, and your own description of your experience and qualifications. However, we’d recommend at least including your city and state so that parents looking for someone locally can identify you as an option. You can also choose to include a “name for display” that is your company/LLC name.




What happens after I submit my form?


You’ll receive an auto-response email to tell you we’ve received your application. We review submissions and make sure you are appropriate for this database and we don’t have any questions. It typically takes 7-14 days from submission for your listing to go live in the databse. You will get a follow up email from us letting you know once you are in the database or if we need any additional information.




Do I have to enter credit card information to join?


Not at this time. Right now, we are trying to grow the database to be a useful resource for our community. You will have a minimum of one year of your listing entirely free with no strings attached and no billing information required. In the future, we will likely charge a small annual fee for listings to ensure the sustainability of this resource. You will be notified ahead of that time when your listing will expire and be given an opportunity to pay the annual fee and update your listing.




What if my “Cost Range Per Hour” is in more than one of your categories?


Choose the category that includes the high end of your range and consider checking the box offering sliding scale if you are willing to offer a lower cost in certain cases. This will be easier than choosing the category with the low end of your range and then having to communicate that the cost per hour will actually be higher when someone contacts you.




What will my listing look like?


Listings will have your picture/logo, contact information, information that you entered about your services, and the description that you provided. Each listing will have a unique URL on the dysgraphia.life site that you can point to from other locations. You can see a sample listing here: