Reading reversals - American Education
A perceptual dysfunction whereby the reader sees similarly shaped letters and words in reverse—b, for example, instead of d or p, and saw instead of was. Relatively common among preschool children and beginning readers, reading reversals, if they persist, can be one symptom of more serious visual perception problems or learning disorders in reading letters, words or sentences. For normal reading-reversal problems, many teachers introduce multisensory instruction, whereby children trace each letter with their fingers, while reading and reciting the letter aloud.
(See also LEARNING DISABILITIES; dyslexia; ORTON-GILLINGHAM METHOD.)