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April 29th, 2009, 03:54 PM
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David has struggled in reading and writting. I kow he can, he does it all the time. But I couldn't figure ot why when a book is right in front of him he struggles with it. And I know the letter reversals are normal but lately it seems to be getting worse.

Last night in a desperate attempt for a few minutes of peace (him and Mel were fighting)I sent them each to their bed. David with a book to read and Melanie with a coloring book. I walked in to check on the kids and David was reading great. I mean the best he's ever read, so i quietly walked up and saw he had to bok upside down and was reading perfectly.

Now I had the SAME exact thing. I was reading and writing upside down WAY better than rightside up. But I have no clue what to do with this. For me it was the fact that I didn't want to be teased in PS so i made myself read and write right side up. But at home I would do what he does, read upside down. Idon't know if he writes upside down, but I have never seen it.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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April 29th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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That's very interesting. I'd probably work with him to get him to read and write the correct way, but when it comes right down to it, if he reads upside down it's not a huge deal. Writing, however, needs to be right.

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April 29th, 2009, 10:06 PM
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I would let him keep it his secret right now and keep working with him. Ask him to draw a picture, outside as detailed as possible and see if he draws it upside down. try to make it as unrestrained as possible. If the details are upside down you may want to get his eye's checked. Make sure to mention the issue and ask if he can do the picture test.
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April 29th, 2009, 10:35 PM
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Wow! That is interesting! You said you did the same thing as a kid... do you see other things better upside down, or is it just reading/writing? I don't have any suggestions, but it must be something physical (genetic) if you both do it.
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April 29th, 2009, 11:54 PM
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For me its just reading and writing. Everythign else is "normal". But letters and numbers were always tough for me. Upside down I just "got it". I was reading chapter books n K as long as they were upside down. Turn them right side up and forget it, I struggled.
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