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pamelamb66

almost 8 & writing most all letter & #'s backwards

My Daughter 8 in Jan. right handed top of her class reads fluently but makes most of her #'s 2,3,4,5,7, & 9's plus most of her letters backwards. She takes her time. We put charts infront of her. But still no improvement. Concerned & stumped



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tamz

My boy does the same thing. He turned 8 in April and he is still writing them backwards. He is slowly getting better and has less and less backwards letters, but still writes d & b and 9 and others backwards often. He is improving ...

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concerned mom

Repetition, repetition, repetition! Keep practicing at home to reinforce your daughter's skills. Try using worksheets or wipe off boards that have tracing sheets. Do a lot of projects together, also, that involve fine motor activity.
If your daughter doesn't have any learning problems otherwise, I wldn't worry. However, if in time you still don't see any improvement, you can look into getting your daughter evaluated by an OT (Occupational Therapist). Hope this helps.

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tamz

When I was concerned about this in my boy, I learned that writing letters backward had more to do with the eye than the learning ability.

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concerned mom

Good thinking, tamz.
To original poster: Maybe you shld get your child's eyes ck'd.

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father_of_2

This could be a sign of dyslexia or a rarer form. I would talk to her teacher. See what she says.. perhaps talk to your ped.?

Although this may not be the case. There is most likely nothing to be concerned about. But exploring all areas is better than missing something vital right?