By: Integrated Learning Strategies
Static reversals occur when a child is confused on the proper orientation of a letter or the order of letters in a word. Lane calls this the "3D-2D confusion" because children are raised in a 3D world and objects do not change identification when they face a different direction.
Kinetic reversals occur when a child is forming the pencil strokes on paper, showing a tendency to confuse words that are mirror images of each other such as saw and was; ton and not. This is a movement issue with the hand motions of the child.