Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: AL | 2009-03-31

Q.

Dyslexia

what is dyslexia and does it have anything to do with a child writing letters back to front? If not what would the writing of letters back to front indicate in a 5 yr old?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Writing letters backwards is a feature of dyslexia [which simply is a learning problem involving reading and writing]It is too soon to say that writing letters backwards is dyslexia in such a young child. You will need to give your child at least another year to see if his/her handwriting improves.

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