My son is 5.5 and is SMART....he is starting to read, can add, subtract small numbers....ect..ect...but he consistantly writes a few numbers and letters backwards....not all but a few. There are no other issues....is this a phase or could it be mild dyslexia...is there such a thing?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:46 PM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Health
Answer by Lynette at 7:19 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
I was a classroom helper when my son was in first and second grade. About half the class, and more boys than girls were still writing a few letters and numbers backwards, including my son. He was reading very well though. If your son is already starting to read, he is a very normal little boy and I would not worry at all about dyslexia. What your son is doing is very, very common, even for children a year or two older. He sounds very bright and doing extremely well.
Answer by FreeHomeBiz at 8:09 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
I wanted to add this because I was trying to remember the most common numbers/letters the children had trouble with .... I want to say b, d, p, E, 3, 5, and S. Very, very normal, as you can see these are easy to switch up. He'll grow out of it soon.
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