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Sunday, April 26, 2009

He Did it!


Logan finally did it! He wrote his name for the very first time. He decided to draw me a picture of a giraffe. He was so proud of himself. Then, he told me he wanted to write his name on top of the paper. He came back and I was surprised to see he did manage to write his name but only backwards. He does this all the time. Writes his letters backwards each and everytime. Any ideas? How can I get him to stop doing this. He writes his letters or words from right to left instead of left to right. I'm not trying to complain. Any thoughts?

6 comments:

The Krazy Girl said...

First of all congrats!!

Have you tried doing those milk cap name puzzles that they do on Tot School? That might help reinforce the order of the letters. Maybe you could make a template of his name and have him trace it.

Sorry--thats all I got:D

lara said...

Okay, I need to look into milk cap things!

Emily Larkin said...

I had a case of mild dyslexia when I was his age. I read correctly but I wrote some of my letters backwards. I even have a picture I could show you of my kindergarten name written backwards. It was cleared up with a bit of special attention from my parents and kindergarten and first grade teachers. You should have him tested. That may be why he has had such a hard time. Every once in a blue moon if I am in a hurry I will see that I have written an s or p backwards. It can totally be treated. I mean I do have a college degree so I can't be that disabled.

Jennifer said...

It is a normal developmental thing for some kids to write backwards at first.

http://life.familyeducation.com/cognitive-development/early-learning/42297.html

Stephanie said...

Lara- I was the same as Emily mild Dyslexia. Do not be affraid of the term and I really do not like lables. But my eyes did not track right as a kid. I actually had eye therapy, to teach my brain to track with my eyes. It worked great. Let me know if you want more info.

Cassandra said...

I wouldn't worry too much unless it continues. Ethan has done this too, and I think the idea of making a template to have him trace could help. With Ethan I have also drawn a line for each letter in his name and put a number under each one, and because he understands number order it seems to help him be able to order his letters. I think the extra attention in that area is the key to correcting it though. Good luck!