Occupational Therapists

by Brian T Jordan PhD
Purpose: Assesses reversals of letters, numbers, and words
Age:  5 through to 18 yrs
Admin: Group
Time: 20  to 30 minutes.
The Jordan Left-Right Reversal Test - 3rd Edition (2011) helps clinicians identify students who have difficulty with reversals, and what types of reversals are problematic: objects, letters, numbers, words, or letter sequences. Reversals are a major stumbling block for students learning to read. The JLRRT-3 now has two parts (children ages 5-8 take only Part 1) consisting of five subtests, in developmental sequence. The first and last subtests are new. Included in the Test Kit are a Laterality Checklist (an informal survey to determine preferential use of one side of the body) and a Remedial Checklist that provides suggested remediation activities.


  • Subtest 1-A (new) presents line drawings; the student indicates which are reversed
  • Subtest 1-B presents letters and numbers; the student identifies reversals
  • Subtest 2-A presents words; the student indicates which letters are reversed
  • Subtest 2-B shows 20 sentences; the student indicates reversed words (saw vs. was)
  • Subtest 2-C (new) presents two columns of letter sequences; the student compares them and identifies which letters in the second column are out of sequence

Administration and Scoring

The JLRRT-3 can be administered to individuals or small groups. Two scores are derived: Correct Responses (reversals correctly identified) and Errors


(nonreversed  items that were incorrectly identified as reversals, plus reversals that were not identified). Both scores are converted to percentile ranks and


interpreted using cutoff scores based on score frequencies in the normative sample. Age equivalents are also provided.



JLRRT-3 - Jordan Left Right Reversal Test Kit - 3rd edition

JLRRT-3 - Jordan Left Right Reversal Test Kit - 3rd edition

Manual, 25 Record Forms, 25 Remedial Checklists, 25 Laterality Checklists


JLRRT-3 - Manual
JLRRT-3 Record Forms

JLRRT-3 Record Forms

25 Record  Forms
JLRRT-3 - Remedial Checklists

JLRRT-3 - Remedial Checklists

25 Remedial Checklists
JLRRT-3 - Laterality Checklists

JLRRT-3 - Laterality Checklists

25 Laterality Checklists