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Q: My child reverses his b's and d's. Should I be concerned that he may have dyslexia?

posted Jan 27, 2017, 9:30 AM by Nancy Bell
A: Writing letter reversals is fairly common and is developmentally normal through kindergarten and even grade 1.  We become more concerned if it continues beyond about age 7.  Having said that, it does not necessarily signify that your child has dyslexia. Many people continue to have letter reversals but are not dyslexic. Dyslexia (a reading learning disability) is a complex group of difficulties and there is no standard profile. That is, children diagnosed with dyslexia can have different struggles.  Letter reversals may or may not be part of them.  Most developmental letter reversals go away with little intervention.  Our favorite intervention for b/d reversals at ETS is using the "bed trick."  Call Dr. Bell if you have concerns about your child's learning at (843) 810-9202.
Nancy Bell,
Jan 27, 2017, 9:30 AM