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Jilectan
Letter and number reversals
March 2 at 8:01 PM

I think I've mentioned before that my daughter is having problems with letter and number reversals. I know I responded to a post about teaching cursive. Anyway, we're working on cursive writing with my dd and she's doing pretty well with it. No more letter reversals. Number reversals, otoh, she's still doing. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with number reversals? Her most commonly reversed numbers are 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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  • Jilectan
    March 4 at 12:52 AM

    BUMP!

  • cjsix
    by cjsix
    March 4 at 12:56 AM

    I have a couple of kidswho when younger reversed those too. Just continue to gently show her the correct direction...maybe even just write them correctly when you write them. Over time they will get them right.

  • Jilectan
    March 4 at 1:52 AM

    How young were they? My dd is going to be 8 at the end of April.

    Quoting cjsix:

    I have a couple of kidswho when younger reversed those too. Just continue to gently show her the correct direction...maybe even just write them correctly when you write them. Over time they will get them right.


  • opinionatedmom
    March 4 at 2:03 AM
    Look up dyslexia. She is old enough to be tested. One of the sites has 36 symptoms. My son has 21 of them. But not sure what kind of doctor test for it. I am still trying to get a diagnosis

    Quoting Jilectan:

    How young were they? My dd is going to be 8 at the end of April.

    Quoting cjsix:

    I have a couple of kidswho when younger reversed those too. Just continue to gently show her the correct direction...maybe even just write them correctly when you write them. Over time they will get them right.

  • KrissyKC
    March 7 at 2:54 PM
    Its acually extremely normal to write thing backwards.

    Practice practice practice.

    Maybe for the trouble ones, make them into easily recognized pictures.

    For example, some one made the suggestion once to make the number five in a thick black marker and decorate it to look like a chef. The top being the chef hat and the circle part becoming his face. Hang it in front of the child's desk and have them form the number a few times for practice for a few days in a row. When/if they write it backwards use keywords like, "which way does the chef face?" And have them correct their error.

    When you see this less, move onto another tricky one.
  • Jilectan
    March 7 at 3:12 PM

    I'll give that a shot, thanks.

    What I've been doing is have her put a line through the ones that are facing the wrong way and write it again facing the right way.

    Quoting KrissyKC: Its acually extremely normal to write thing backwards. Practice practice practice. Maybe for the trouble ones, make them into easily recognized pictures. For example, some one made the suggestion once to make the number five in a thick black marker and decorate it to look like a chef. The top being the chef hat and the circle part becoming his face. Hang it in front of the child's desk and have them form the number a few times for practice for a few days in a row. When/if they write it backwards use keywords like, "which way does the chef face?" And have them correct their error. When you see this less, move onto another tricky one.


  • kirbymom
    March 7 at 3:57 PM
    I have a few kids that do that. I, myself, do it on occasion.
    I just remind them how it is supposed to face and help them, if necessary.

    It's all about how the brain is wired and how they perceive what their eyes are seeing. One day, it will just click and they will do it the right way without even thinking about it.
  • ablackdolphin
    March 7 at 4:05 PM
    check out handwriting without tears program online see if they have a webinar on it

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