I write and read backwards with both hands. Do I have some type of disorder?

"I can write backwards with my left hand and forward with my right hand. Do you know what that would mean?"

Asked by Donna in commenting on the science project, "If One Learns to Write Backwards, Can One Then Read Backwards?":  
In Topics: Helping my child with writing, Physical development, Physical Health
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
May 8, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Dear Donna:

What a skill!  I am not sure what it means medically except that your right and left brain seem to work better than most of us. It is called "plasticity" and subject to a lot of recent study.  Google it and see what comes up.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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