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4yr old writes in mirror image. All letters are backwards & right to left.  for example, he wrote "red" as "der" and all letters faced left not right?
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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Writing letters back
In a four year old writing letters and numbers backward could be normal.
However by the age of 5-6 years eriting letters and numbers backward is definitely abnormal and may be a sign of add.

In brief: Writing letters back
In a four year old writing letters and numbers backward could be normal.
However by the age of 5-6 years eriting letters and numbers backward is definitely abnormal and may be a sign of add.
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Dr. Touraj Shafai
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Decoding shapes
The maturing brain acquires the ability to see and decode shapes &orientation over time and some kids get it earlier than others.
By 6 this should be a rare occurance & schools often screen for the larger issue of dyslexia @ that age.You can access screening thru the "child find" program operated by most schools if concerned. Add kids can have dyslexia but i don't consider it a sign of add.

In brief: Decoding shapes
The maturing brain acquires the ability to see and decode shapes &orientation over time and some kids get it earlier than others.
By 6 this should be a rare occurance & schools often screen for the larger issue of dyslexia @ that age.You can access screening thru the "child find" program operated by most schools if concerned. Add kids can have dyslexia but i don't consider it a sign of add.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Normal
This is not uncommon in a 4 year old.
This is called mirror writing. If it persists beyond 5 to 6 years i would seek help.You can help him by reminding to write from right to left by placing a marker on the left upper side of the writing area with a marker or sticker.

In brief: Normal
This is not uncommon in a 4 year old.
This is called mirror writing. If it persists beyond 5 to 6 years i would seek help.You can help him by reminding to write from right to left by placing a marker on the left upper side of the writing area with a marker or sticker.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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