letter and number reversals

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  1. puff5655

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    Is there anything that can be done about number/letter reversals in K? Additional tracing/writing practice doesn't seem to help.

    I have a big handful of kids this year with this issue.
     
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  3. Gareth

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    They might need constant reminding. They're going to have to intellectualize it and force themselves to do something completely unnatural to them. Maybe make them a card with the letters they reverse most often and ask them to check it when they're writing those letters.
     
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    Put letter cards in page protectors, kids trace with wipe off markers

    Sand paper letters

    Trace letters in sand, shaving cream
     
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    All things we have been doing all year.. so I guess there is no magic formula to eliminating the problem. Just takes time..
     
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    Try ReverseFixUp.
     
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    this might be a silly question, but are any of these kids left handed? I am, and I used to reverse some of the letters for a while.
     
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    True Linguist....left handed children constantly reverse their letters and numbers.

    I ask my children to look at their pages and see if there are any numbers they want to change. If they say no, then I tell them I have a challenge for them and that "x" numbers need to be changed, whether it's two or three that need to be changed. When they go back and look at their paper, they always find it and fix it.

    It's a slow process, but they get it eventually and it puts the responsibility for finding the mistake on them. Obviously if they can't find it, I tell them to look at certain numbers.
     
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    I still have two sixth graders who are reversing their b/ds and they are not labeled as LD. Other than their reversals, they are doing great in the classroom.

    I give them the same prompt to go back and find their mistakes in their writing. It seems to help when they are focusing on them.
     
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    I think it's just as much practice doing it correctly as possible- I ask my students to fix them every time so they're not practicing them wrong. I have one 3rd grader who just does it constantly, especially with numbers. I have a huge number and alphabet line right above where she sits, so she looks at those to help. It's been over a year though and she still can't do it without the visual.
     
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    Not left handed. Reverse fix up looks interesting, I'll check it out when I have time later today. Making them check the numbers/letters I put on their desks seems to help too. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
     
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    Reversals

    It would help if you provide students with raised line papers to help them stay on within the line. But it would also be best to seek help from an occupational therapist for if some students suffer from the same problem for a long time they may be a suspect for dysgraphia.
     

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