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Dyslexia or normal kinder thing?

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM
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DD has really taken off under her new teacher (some of you may remember my freak out over the sudden change before Christmas).

But she's still struggling with her reading. She reads backwards and writes a few letters/numbers backwards constantly. B's for D's or D's for P's and vice versa. She reads numbers like 426 as 624.


Every page that gets sent home that has a grade they've made these corrections and when working with her at home its the same thing. I have to correct her each time those letters come up.


So is it pretty normal since she's in Kindergarten or something that needs to be addressed with the teacher and a specialist?

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by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM
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steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM
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 Reversing letters and numbers is very common in kindergarten and even first grade.  My youngest often did that even in early second grade.

Is there a family history or Dyslexia?

mommy053008
by Maria on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:59 PM
My brother has dyselxia and that's how it started. My little girl is in kindergarten and has had no problem recognizing letters/numbers she doesn't mess them up for others. However I teach Prek and have seen it a few times, although they are a whole year younger than kinsergarteners.
shadow_lark
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 10:02 PM
That's pretty common in your children. My ds does it too. I just make sure that he always goes back and checks his work. Keep an eye on things. If she seems to have trouble deciphering and comprehending in the next couple of years it nay be worth getting a more in depth evaluation done.
ivf_blessed
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM
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 My DS's K teacher assured me that it was normal for them to write things backwards at that stage (especially the ones you pointed out).  Even in first grade he has been doing it but the difference is now, I ask him to look the word/numbers over and ask him if it looks right and he always catches it.  He even catches it without me asking.  His 1st Grade teacher showed me how to bring it to his attention this way without pointing it out specifically and she told me it was normal for this age as well.  I've seen a big improvement this year, so I wouldn't worry if I were you.

Good luck!

caligirl7613
by Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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my SD is in 1st grade and does this constantly. M and W, b and d etc. her teacher said they dont get concerned unless they are still doing it by the start of 3rd grade
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Andrewsmom70
by Gold Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 10:58 PM
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Is your child left handed or right handed?

Maryloe
by Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 12:09 AM
It is normal in K, have your dd to look over her work though.
adulation
by Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Normal, my daughter was still doing it into fist grade, she literally just stopped confusing letters a few weeks ago.
surromama
by Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 12:23 AM
Its normal.
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Verrine
by Bronze Member on Feb. 7, 2014 at 8:08 AM

It is within the norm for K. However, if she does have dyslexia, then the earlier she gets help the better. Does it run in your family? If it does, then I would pay for a private diagnosis and get her help. Don't expect the school to do anything. 

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