Some children write letters of the alphabet or numbers back front.
Some will avoid reading books without pictures even when they should be well past that stage. It will effect their spelling ability too.
e.g. they may write d as a b 6 as a 9
If you child has very good reading ability and is good at spelling but tells you she is seeing double or something similar it may be an eye problem. e.g. my left eye turns outwards It only became noticeable when I was part way through high school. I gave up playing tennis. The ball simply wasn’t where I thought it was when I tried to hit it back. In fact that was how I realised there was somthing wrong with my eyes. I was referred to an orthoptist who taught me eye exercises. I still have the cards I was given. Mine is worse when I am tired. Other people notice it turning outwards. A relative’s child has the same problem -same eye too. She wears glasses for it.
Published 23rd February 2019