I'm wanting to know if this is a common problem, and advice on how to fix it if you have any. My 5 year old is left handed, and alot of the time writes letters and numbers backwards. When she first started writing her name it came out as a mirror image, we've worked on it and it's not a problem anymore as long as she starts writing from the left side of the page. Now the problem is letter reversals. She'll write the whole word correctly but a letter here and a letter there will be backwards.
I've done lots of research on dyslexia and am pretty sure she doesn't have it because the only symptom of dyslexia she has is letter reversals.
Is this a complication of being left handed?
Answer by MomShawn70 at 8:33 PM on Jan. 14, 2009
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Answer by GrannyBobbi907 at 3:21 PM on Jan. 14, 2009
My 10 yr. old DS and 6 yr. old DD, both of which are right handed sometimes (when they're in a rush to get their homework done) have the same problem with B's and D's. So, IMO, it's just them learning and has nothing to do with being right or left handed. JMO.
Answer by LovingParent08 at 7:39 PM on Jan. 14, 2009