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IMSINDHU
IMSINDHU asks:
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I am worried about my 5yrs son. He writes reverse letters & keep quiet in classroom, but he is very open at home.

TODAY HIS TEACHER CALLED HER MOTHER JUST TO DISCUSS THIS PROBLEM TEACHER SAID THAT HE SIT QUIET HE WRITE REVERSE LETTERS BUT HE IS VERY GOOD IN PLAY GROUND. PLEASE FURTHER.

REGARDS,
IRFAN
In Topics: School and Academics, Kindergarten readiness
> 60 days ago

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MTrejo
Dec 2, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

There could be several reasons for what your child does.  These are a few examples. He could have problems with eye sight.  Have him checked, if you have not already done so.  He could become overwhelmed when the instruction is given to him too fast for his pace.  This often makes children nervous and they start making the same errors over and over again.  It could just be a growing phase.  
One recommendation would be to work with him at home and ask him to write one letter at a time and see if he reverses them.  Do the easy ones first like c, f, g, h, a, etc.  then go on with the hard ones such as d, p, b, etc.  
As a second step, ask him to copy short words - one at a time and see if he reverses them.  Try little ones such as me, cat, sat, pan, pat, can, and then give him words like Bob. dad, do, pat.  If you take your time with him and he does these activities well, then talk to the teacher and ask that more individualized instruction be given to your child or to slow down the instructions.  If the reversal of letters persist, ask to see the school psychologist or counselor, or reading specialist to asses your child.

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lechies
lechies writes:
he in the kinder and this is first time in school and he will get used to going to school and get Friends
> 60 days ago

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LDSolutions
LDSolutions , Child Professional writes:
You will want to look at more then just the reversals of letters.  Is he having difficulties forming his letters due to fine motor skills?  Does he understand what a letter is - and that it produces a sound?  If your teacher is concerned it might be a learning disability, then there are more issues to that at hand then just forming the letters incorrectly. Using a multisensory approach will also strengthen his letter formation.  Writing the letters on sandpaper, forming the letters in the air, using fingerprint, all of these will build a lasting impression in his brain.  Here is a link to some warning signs of a learning disability.  

http://pridelearningcenter.com/?page_id=124
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BruceDeitrickPrice
BruceDeitri... , Teacher writes:
Does the school teach the alphabet (A,B,C, etc.) and then sounds? If not, you have to do this. Some schools force children to memorize Dolch Words. All my research tells me this is dangerous. I have a lot of videos on YouTube, explaining the problem from different directions. Here's a new one. (It's a little ahead of where you are; but if this problem persists, video could come in handy.)

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