I debated on posting this, because I usually don’t like to make my children’s issues too public. But I want people (including my children) to realize that there is nothing shameful about having a different learning style or difficulty. We all learn differently and if we cover it up, it will be much worse down the road. Plus, they are so young, and don’t read my blog, so I decided the benefits outweigh the risks.
I know it’s normal for some young children to write backwards number and letters. But I’m wondering if this is something more. It is so consistent, and each time I think we have it corrected, she reverts back to writing and reading numbers backwards.
I found a developmental disorder, related to Dyslexia, which has to do with mathematics, aptly named Dyscalculia. I’m almost convinced she has an issue. My husband had dyslexia as a child, and I know it can be genetic. At the same time, I don’t always want to run to try to find a disorder when they have difficulty.
If at all, I think the level is mild, because right now, the only measurable symptom is “An inability to read a sequence of numbers, or transposing them when repeated, such as turning 56 into 65.” However, I really want to catch it early before the more advanced skill-deficiencies show themselves.
Have you had any experience with these learning challenges, and do you have any advice? I also hope this may help someone who is wondering to try to see a professional and figure out what’s going on.