Writing letters in reverse or mirror writing is not uncommon for children under seven years of age. Mirror writing does not necessarily indicate that the child has dyslexia. There may be other factors such as reading or language difficulties. It is most common with left-handedness. If you child is still reversing letters by the end of second grade, discuss this with their teacher.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Schott, G. (2007). Mirror writing: neurological reflections on an unusual phenomenon. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 78:5-13.
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