Son struggling first year in Kindergarten wondering if he is dislexia

Nekia - posted on 11/05/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son first year in Kindergarten. He mistakes d and b; when spelling words looking at the flash cards he reads them backwards ex. Cake he spells ekac. He has gotten better with recognizing the letter but I'm troubled about the backwards reading. Should I be worried about him being dyslexia? I have talked with teacher and she doesn’t think so but all of his works is backwards; she says it's because he is transitioning from head start to kindergarten. I have waited and see would he improve (he had a tutor for 3 months); he got better but still struggling with sight words and reading backwards. How should I address this to his teacher? I know she is tired of me because I'm constantly writing and meeting with her about this situation? HELP PLEASE!

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Guest - posted on 11/05/2014

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No need to worry at this stage, the teacher is right. It is actually very common for children in kindergarten to read and write certain letters and words backwards, upside down, or out of order. This has to do with normal development of spatial reasoning skills, and is nothing to worry about yet.

Additionally, those are not really the most consistent signs of dyslexia. People with dyslexia more often complain not that they see the letters backwards or out of order, but that the letters tend to move around, shimmer, or bounce on the page.

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Nekia - posted on 11/05/2014

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Thanks so much this information was very helpful. I can settle down now lol. This was just about to get the best of me.

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