Dyslexia or Visual Reversals? | February 5 Vision Problem Workshop
Reversing letters is common up to second grade, but this usually stops by third grade. Several visual-perceptual problems make it hard for a child to distinguish differences between certain letters, such as “qp” and “db”. All four are nearly identical except for the direction of the loops.
Many children’s eyes “jump” back or forward, scanning and processing words or letters in incorrect order. Others have a restricted visual span and can grasp only a fraction of a word at a time. In this workshop, you’ll learn to tell the difference between visual reversals and Dyslexia.
Signs of vision problems:
If more than a few of these signs are present, a visual-perceptual evaluation can determine whether visual deficits may play a role.
Reversals continue beyond second grade
Skips or misreads short words
Misaligned columns in math or messy, up or down hill writing
Has trouble visually recalling a word just sounded out when it appears again in the next few sentences
Problem gets worse with fatigue or later in school day or during prolonged study periods
Poor concentration when reading
Poor posture when reading, slumps or “hunches down” so head is very near paper or book