Help for Those Pesky Reversals

Have you stood by and watched your child or student reverse a letter, word, or number? Do you gently remind him/her of it, but it seems to do no good?


Reversals are common. Years ago, the rule of thumb was that if a student still portrayed reversals by the third grade, then dyslexia was suspected. New guidelines reveal that if a child has had one year of instruction and still reverses letters/numbers/words, then it most likely it is dyslexia.


Either way, reversals are frustrating, not just for you but for your child or student. Each time a student has to pause to determine if a letter is upside down/backward/slanted, then it's a pause in learning, a slowing down of sorts. This results in poor fluency, and poor fluency usually leads to poor comprehension, which is the main goal of reading anything.


So...what do you do if your child struggles with reversals?


Fixing this problem involves a multi-pronged approach - one that involves brain integration exercises, visual and auditory processing skills, and memory building exercises so the letter/word/number can be perceived and heard correctly.

But the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, so I've written a workbook to resolve this issue! Simply click on the image of the Dyslexia ABC Practice Book, and you'll be led to the Amazon page where you can purchase this workbook for just $8.99.


Most people attack reversals with a small, fine motor skills perspective, but this doesn't work. Learning takes place from the outside in, from bigger to smaller. That's why most reversals activities don't help. But by using gross motor skills in the beginning stages, I'm able to help you plug in proper perception and, the letter/word/number is seen as intended.


With just a little practice, your child or student can beam at you with pride once reversals are eradicated and reading becomes a breeze!



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