My daughter is 7 years old, very bright, and loves reading. (She learned to read from an outstanding Montessori teacher who utilized phonics exclusively.)
However, she still frequently will write letters backward. She is right handed, but writes utilizing many “left handed” traits such as starting certain letters from the bottom instead of the top.
But here’s what really threw me. We have pianos and other keyboards all over the house. She hasn’t done much with them so far in life, but recently she wanted me to show her a particular song (I play by ear). She learned it OK with a little practice. Here’s the kicker: tonight, I played the same song “upside down” for the fun of it - in other words, I was standing in back of the keyboard, which reverses everything. This is supposed to be difficult. But she then did the same thing herself, starting off with exactly the right note. I was speechless.
So is this another manifestation of dyslexia, dumb luck, or something else?