Dyslexia or Visual Processing Disorder
(Perth, WA, Australia)
I have been looking into a few concerns I have had with my now 8 year old daughter. Even in pre-primary the teacher was telling me that she had problems with syllables and rhyming. In year one she was putting a lot of numbers and letters backwards and then in year two copied the whole spelling list backwards from the right hand margin (but only once). When approaching teachers they would just shrug it off saying that it happened sometimes and was quite normal for her age.
I took her to an optometrist who said she had Accommadative Insufficiency and prescribed glasses but the problems still remained a year later. This year's teacher is now concerned as her writing, spelling (does well in spelling tests and then forgets them a week later) and maths is dropping below the year level. I took her for a second opinion at another optometrist who said she didn't have Accommadative Insufficiency but may have a problem with visual processing.
My brother was dyslexic so I originally went down that road but now not sure if her problems are with visual processing as the letters and numbers are not always reversed.