He is 6. He did a year of 4 year old K, a year of preschool 5's and now public Kindergarten. All 3 years he practiced writing.
He is brilliant. Reads, adds, subtracts. Gets 100's on all of his papers. I am sooooo proud of him.
But he still comes home with backwards letters and numbers. Always the same ones.
We have practiced practiced practiced and told him to look at posters on the wall before he writes just to be sure.
Whats the deal? Do you think he may need glasses or have very mild dyslexia?
I am getting concerned since it doesn't seem to "fit" with the rest of his schooling.
Answer by Jademom07 at 6:17 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by NightPhoenix at 6:19 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:51 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
In kindergarten and first grade, for example, many children write â€œbâ€ instead of â€œd,â€ and may sometimes confuse â€œp,â€ â€œq,â€ and â€œg.â€
Myth #1: Youâ€™ll know itâ€™s dyslexia when a kid flips letters or misspells a lot.
Fact: While some dyslexic people may do this, itâ€™s not the main problem! Dyslexia, â€œis a neurologically based learning disabilityâ€ in which â€œpeople have difficulty associating sounds with letters.â€ Lots of kids write â€œbâ€ for â€œd,â€ or reverse other letters.
Whatâ€™s more serious is when they cannot hear the â€œbâ€ in â€œbear,â€ and think, instead, that it may be a â€œdâ€ or â€œp.â€ Backwards letters alone are not cause for worry, according to the experts.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
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Answer by mommyjenny2009 at 11:28 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:54 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
This is not a sign of dyslexia. If he is doing well in reading there is no reason to think he's dyslexic. If he couldn't read, that might raise a red flag. Flipping letters and numbers is completely normal until about 3rd grade. It seems like he's doing great, just keep practicing and give him some time.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 9:49 AM on Nov. 11, 2009
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