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Could she be dyslexic??

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My DD is 5 and she is in Pre-Kindergarten. Every night they have homework and ive been noticing she is constantly writing things backwards. It seems to be mostly numbers though... For instance last night they had numbers 1-10 in her book, underneath each number she had to write the number shown. Even though the number was right there written correctly she was writing many of them backwards (mirrored view). I am growing more and more concerned as the year goes on that she may be dyslexic.

Is this the age it becomes apparent? What steps do I take to have her diagnosed, or is this normal for this age?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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Isaacsmom5354
by Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:12 AM
She is a little to young to be diagnosed. Most kids at that age write some letters and numbers backwards.
kylenkodysmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:14 AM
It's normal for that age. I would say if she's not writing things correctly by age 7, you may have something to worry about.
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:14 AM


Quoting kylenkodysmom: It's normal for that age. I would say if she's not writing things correctly by age 7, you may have something to worry about.

ok, good to know! I was getting worried.

norahsmommy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:16 AM
It can be a sign but many children write backwards at this age. There are many other signs of dyslexia.


Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.

General

Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.
Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or "behavior problem."
Isn't "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school setting.
High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written.
Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.
Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering.
Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.
Difficulty sustaining attention; seems "hyper" or "daydreamer."
Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.
Vision, Reading, and Spelling

Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.
Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.
Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.
Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying.
Seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't reveal a problem.
Extremely keen sighted and observant, or lacks depth perception and peripheral vision.
Reads and rereads with little comprehension.
Spells phonetically and inconsistently.
Hearing and Speech

Has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds.
Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking.
Writing and Motor Skills

Trouble with writing or copying; pencil grip is unusual; handwriting varies or is illegible.
Clumsy, uncoordinated, poor at ball or team sports; difficulties with fine and/or gross motor skills and tasks; prone to motion-sickness.
Can be ambidextrous, and often confuses left/right, over/under.


Dyslexic children and adults can become avid and enthusiastic readers when given learning tools that fit their creative learning style.
Learn more.
Find help.

Math and Time Management

Has difficulty telling time, managing time, learning sequenced information or tasks, or being on time.
Computing math shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks; knows answers, but can't do it on paper.
Can count, but has difficulty counting objects and dealing with money.
Can do arithmetic, but fails word problems; cannot grasp algebra or higher math.
Memory and Cognition

Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.
Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.
Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue).
Behavior, Health, Development and Personality

Extremely disorderly or compulsively orderly.
Can be class clown, trouble-maker, or too quiet.
Had unusually early or late developmental stages (talking, crawling, walking, tying shoes).
Prone to ear infections; sensitive to foods, additives, and chemical products.
Can be an extra deep or light sleeper; bedwetting beyond appropriate age.
Unusually high or low tolerance for pain.
Strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.
Mistakes and symptoms increase dramatically with confusion, time pressure, emotional stress, or poor health.


Cite as:
Davis, R.D. (1992). 37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia. Retrieved January 16, 2014 from Davis Dyslexia Association International, Dyslexia the Gift Web site: http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm


Read more: http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm#ixzz2qZDEhQeW
Callaly
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:17 AM

 Keep an eye on her and just show her the right way that it should be done, if there seems to be issues with it then I would bring it up to her school and they will be able to test her.

I am dyslexic but mostly with numbers, and it is very fustraighting not knowing but trying to do something correctly and it always being wrong.

kylenkodysmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM
Thank you for posting this information. My 8 year old shows quite a few of these symptoms. Time to get some things done.

Quoting norahsmommy: It can be a sign but many children write backwards at this age. There are many other signs of dyslexia.





Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.



General



Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.

Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or "behavior problem."

Isn't "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school setting.

High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written.

Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.

Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering.

Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.

Difficulty sustaining attention; seems "hyper" or "daydreamer."

Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.

Vision, Reading, and Spelling



Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.

Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.

Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.

Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying.

Seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't reveal a problem.

Extremely keen sighted and observant, or lacks depth perception and peripheral vision.

Reads and rereads with little comprehension.

Spells phonetically and inconsistently.

Hearing and Speech



Has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds.

Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking.

Writing and Motor Skills



Trouble with writing or copying; pencil grip is unusual; handwriting varies or is illegible.

Clumsy, uncoordinated, poor at ball or team sports; difficulties with fine and/or gross motor skills and tasks; prone to motion-sickness.

Can be ambidextrous, and often confuses left/right, over/under.





Dyslexic children and adults can become avid and enthusiastic readers when given learning tools that fit their creative learning style.

Learn more.

Find help.



Math and Time Management



Has difficulty telling time, managing time, learning sequenced information or tasks, or being on time.

Computing math shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks; knows answers, but can't do it on paper.

Can count, but has difficulty counting objects and dealing with money.

Can do arithmetic, but fails word problems; cannot grasp algebra or higher math.

Memory and Cognition



Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.

Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.

Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue).

Behavior, Health, Development and Personality



Extremely disorderly or compulsively orderly.

Can be class clown, trouble-maker, or too quiet.

Had unusually early or late developmental stages (talking, crawling, walking, tying shoes).

Prone to ear infections; sensitive to foods, additives, and chemical products.

Can be an extra deep or light sleeper; bedwetting beyond appropriate age.

Unusually high or low tolerance for pain.

Strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.

Mistakes and symptoms increase dramatically with confusion, time pressure, emotional stress, or poor health.





Cite as:

Davis, R.D. (1992). 37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia. Retrieved January 16, 2014 from Davis Dyslexia Association International, Dyslexia the Gift Web site: http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm





Read more: http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm#ixzz2qZDEhQeW
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working-girl
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:29 AM

 Too early to tell, but probably not. Reversing letters is normal at that age. My dd went through a phase in preschool where she wrote her whole name backwards. lol!

jesusismyfriend
by Love All on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:32 AM

My dd does that. She can read them perfectly fine but she writes them backwards.

norahsmommy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:34 AM
My dd has most as well. She is dyslexic. So am I and so is my brother. It's been interesting, lol. You would think we'd be really good at helping her learn since we are but it's been an uphill battle.

Quoting kylenkodysmom: Thank you for posting this information. My 8 year old shows quite a few of these symptoms. Time to get some things done.



Quoting norahsmommy: It can be a sign but many children write backwards at this age. There are many other signs of dyslexia.








Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.





General





Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.


Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or "behavior problem."


Isn't "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school setting.


High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written.


Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.


Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering.


Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.


Difficulty sustaining attention; seems "hyper" or "daydreamer."


Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.


Vision, Reading, and Spelling





Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.


Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.


Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.


Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying.


Seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't reveal a problem.


Extremely keen sighted and observant, or lacks depth perception and peripheral vision.


Reads and rereads with little comprehension.


Spells phonetically and inconsistently.


Hearing and Speech





Has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds.


Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking.


Writing and Motor Skills





Trouble with writing or copying; pencil grip is unusual; handwriting varies or is illegible.


Clumsy, uncoordinated, poor at ball or team sports; difficulties with fine and/or gross motor skills and tasks; prone to motion-sickness.


Can be ambidextrous, and often confuses left/right, over/under.








Dyslexic children and adults can become avid and enthusiastic readers when given learning tools that fit their creative learning style.


Learn more.


Find help.





Math and Time Management





Has difficulty telling time, managing time, learning sequenced information or tasks, or being on time.


Computing math shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks; knows answers, but can't do it on paper.


Can count, but has difficulty counting objects and dealing with money.


Can do arithmetic, but fails word problems; cannot grasp algebra or higher math.


Memory and Cognition





Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.


Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.


Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue).


Behavior, Health, Development and Personality





Extremely disorderly or compulsively orderly.


Can be class clown, trouble-maker, or too quiet.


Had unusually early or late developmental stages (talking, crawling, walking, tying shoes).


Prone to ear infections; sensitive to foods, additives, and chemical products.


Can be an extra deep or light sleeper; bedwetting beyond appropriate age.


Unusually high or low tolerance for pain.


Strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.


Mistakes and symptoms increase dramatically with confusion, time pressure, emotional stress, or poor health.








Cite as:


Davis, R.D. (1992). 37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia. Retrieved January 16, 2014 from Davis Dyslexia Association International, Dyslexia the Gift Web site: http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm








Read more: http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm#ixzz2qZDEhQeW
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