Thursday, September 25, 2008

Worrying a Little Too Soon??

Christopher sat down to to his workbook this morning... he's finally getting into the groove and enjoys some of his workbook time!! This morning he did some work and then wanted to write his name at the top of the page (like I usually do and date it)! But this is how he wrote his name:


When I see him write all of his letters backwards and from right to left, I always start to think dyslexia??? Anyway, I know I'm thinking this too soon.... I mean he's almost 3 (in late Nov) and he's writing his name.... pretty good....

So to ease my little overactive Mommy brain, I looked up a couple of resources and this is what I found:
Letter and number reversals are the most common warning sign [of dyslexia]. Such reversals are fairly common up to the age of 7 or 8 and usually diminish by that time. If they do not, it may be appropriate to test for dyslexia or other learning problems.


So it looks like I am a little premature in worrying..... but nonetheless, maybe I'll make little worksheets that will encourage him to write from left to right AND start writing his letters "facing" the right.....

4 comments:

Alaina said...

My six year old used to do the same thing. Our ped. told us I was worrying too soon also.

I hope that calms your nerves a bit!

Stacey said...

I think some children just do it because they can :) It's awesome that you take so much time to teach your kids. 3 is really early to be writing his name!

Drea said...

uh yea thats premature worrying :-) HELLOOO Caleb wont even write more than 2 letters. All he writes are H's and Os HAHA

Jodi said...

I think its acctually IMPRESSIVE that he can write that neatly upside down and backwards!! A LOT better than most adults could do!