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Letter Reversals - 11 Free Fun Activities for Dyslexics

Almost all elementary students experience some letter, number and word reversals, but for some, it is a pervasive problem.  Many of these students have symptoms of dyslexia or visual processing weaknesses, and they need to develop learning strategies and exercise visual processing and recognition to a point of automaticity.  Automaticity is the ability to do things without occupying the mind, allowing a process to become an automatic response or habit. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and practice.
Why Did I Create Reversing Reversals?
I created the Reversing Reversals series, because I want to help struggling learners to quickly remediate visual processing weaknesses with fun activities that exercise cognition and provide memorable strategies.

What Population of Learners are Served by this Workbook?
I created the Reversing Reversals Series to help students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities to develop the core skills needed for reading and math. These products are often used and recommended by vision therapists, educational therapists, and teachers as the activities serve as brain training exercises. You can learn more about each product in the table below. 

11 Free Fun Activities:
Yes, I do offer free sample activities.  If you download samples of my 4 publications, you will have 11 activities in all!  You can get sample pages by clicking on the following:
If you would like to get the publications, you can get a discount when you purchase the whole series.

What are People Saying about These Publications?
  • This is exactly what I was looking for to use with my homeschooled child who has just been diagnosed with dyslexia. She enjoyed the activities that we've done so far and asks for more. We use the mazes and other activities as "rewards" for other activities we are doing through the morning. 
  • My daughter was diagnosed with needing to take vision therapy classes. These activities look better than the ones the Dr.'s office gave us. I love these! Thank you so much! These are good for ALL students, not just with those in need. Thank you! Thank you! 
  • As an occupational therapist that works in the school setting and with reversals, we are very excited about this book and approach to help our students with reversals. 
  • This is a wonderful product for my dyslexic students who struggle with reversals. Also, this is a good product for your ADHD kiddo's who have difficulty paying attention to details. 
  • This is a great resource for my RTI kids. I appreciate that you address directionality and tracking with both letters and numbers. Plus, the mazes and "hunts" make it a lot of fun for the kids. Thank you!
How Does Each Product in the Reversing Reversals Series Differ?
Fun activities strengthen and develop the core skills needed for reading and writing. All the activities and games utilize animal characters.  Areas of cognition addressed: visual memory, auditory memory, sequential memory, visual reasoning, auditory reasoning, visual discrimination, receptive language, listening skills, mental flexibility, attention, attention to details, visual tracking, spatial skills, and directionality.
๏ Simple animal tracking games
๏ Visual - discrimination and sequential memory activities
๏ Auditory memory/listening skills activities
๏ Spatial memory activities
๏ Following directions games
Fun activities strengthen and develop letter, number and symbol recognition. Areas of cognition addressed: visual processing/discrimination, sequential processing, tracking, abstract reasoning, attention, pattern recognition, and directionality.
๏ Simple coloring activities for common reversals
๏ Simple tracking activities for consonant and vowel discrimination and common letter reversals
๏ Simple mazes that strengthen letter, number and symbol recognition
๏ Simple sequential and pattern recognition activities
๏ Strategies for success
Fun activities strengthen and develop letter, number and symbol recognition/ common reversals. The publication also works on left-right discrimination and cardinal directions. Areas of cognition addressed: visual processing/ discrimination, sequential processing, tracking, abstract reasoning, attention, pattern recognition, and directionality.
๏ Tracking activities for vowel and consonant discrimination and common reversals
๏ Challenging coloring activities for common reversals
๏ Mazes that strengthen letter and number discrimination
๏ Activities for left/right and cardinal direction recognition
๏ Game suggestions
๏ Strategies for success
Fun activities strengthen and further develop letter, number and symbol recognition/common reversals. The publication offers additional pages that work on left-right discrimination and cardinal directions.  Areas of cognition addressed: visual processing/ discrimination, sequential processing, tracking, abstract reasoning, attention, pattern recognition, and directionality.
๏ Sorting activities for common reversals
๏ Tracking activities for letter, number, and symbol reversals
๏ Mazes that strengthen letter and number discrimination
๏ Hidden image activities that strengthen challenging symbol discrimination
๏ Directionality games
๏ Strategies for success
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Clearly, developing visual processing skills can be a game changer for many struggling students.  The best part is that exercising this skill doesn't have to be a chore with my Reversing Reversals publications! I hope this helps. Reach out any time.

Cheers, Erica
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.


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