*"Teachers frequently see certain students turning the page halfway around. Such behavior often indicates that the child perceives at ninety degrees rotation. For these readers the print becomes legible only when the rows of words are vertical, or 90 degrees from horizontal.This usually disappears as children are indoctrinated as to "correct orientation" concepts. The tendency seems to bother teachers more than it does the affected children."
From: Dyslexia in the Classroom, Dr. Dale R. Jordan
Kyra is my daughter. She has always been very bright and insightful, even from an early age. She picked up on things really quickly, and almost seemed intuitive when it came to applying her mind to her surroundings. I became a little uneasy as she began to experience more and more trouble with reading. She did not look forward to our nightly reading together, nor practicing her sight words. I thought, "Well, all kids are different, and she'll come around soon." However, when she spent a year without progress in a special reading program at her public school (which I will say was sincerely trying to help her), I started to worry....
(Bryce Thompson continued)....... I enrolled her in NHA, where I was teaching. I observed her handwriting was sloppy and her letters where out of order. She soon began working with Mr. Round. He discovered that she read naturally while holding the text at a 90 degree angle. She suddenly became excited about reading and made great strides, not only in her performance, but in her confidence as well. She trained with him, reading and writing "her way". As she progressed, I noticed she was not always reading at an angle. She now no longer reads nor writes while holding the text at a 90 degree angle.
Kyra discovered that she not only read better on an angle - she wrote better on an angle.
This video was taken before she began to transition to the "conventional way".