Question: What is Hyperlexic?

Hyperlexia is when a child starts reading early and surprisingly beyond their expected ability. Its often accompanied by an obsessive interest in letters and numbers, which develops as an infant.‌ Hyperlexia is often, but not always, part of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

What does hyperlexia look like?

Characteristics of Hyperlexia Hyperlexia is a syndrome characterized by an intense fascination with letters or numbers and an advanced reading ability. Children who have hyperlexia read at levels far beyond what is expected at their age.

How do you treat hyperlexia?

The main treatment for Hyperlexia will be delivered by a speech and language therapist who will focus on developing and supporting communication and social interaction skills. Therapy will use the individuals advance reading and visual abilities as a tool for therapy and language learning.

What are the three types of hyperlexia?

Types of hyperlexia Type 1: Neurotypical children who are very early readers. Type 2: Children on the autism spectrum who demonstrate very early reading as a splinter skill.

Is hyperlexia a savant skill?

Thus, hyperlexia can be a splinter skill in savant syndrome in a child with an underlying autism spectrum disorder, but it is not necessarily so and the differentiation of autism spectrum disorder from “autistic-like” behaviors is a critical one in terms of intervention, treatment and outcome.

What are the symptoms of Hyperlexia?

How Is Hyperlexia Diagnosed?Ability to read far above whats expected based on a childs age.Obsession with numbers and letters.Learning in a rote way, such as by repeating chunks of information.Other behavioral problems.

What is a dyspraxia?

Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination. It causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for their age, and appear to move clumsily.

Is hyperlexia a disorder?

Hyperlexia I is not a disorder and doesnt need a diagnosis. Hyperlexia II is diagnosed by: Ability to read far above whats expected based on a childs age.

How do you tell if you are Neurodivergent?

The National Institute of Stroke and Neurological Disorders lists the following as typical signs of someone who is neurodivergent:a lack of babbling or pointing by the age of 12 months.poor eye contact.no smiling or social responsiveness.not responding to their name.More items

Can people grow out of dyspraxia?

A small number of children, usually those with mild symptoms of clumsiness, may eventually grow out of their symptoms. However the vast majority of children need long-term help and will continue to be affected as teenagers and adults.

How can you tell if youre Neurodivergent?

The National Institute of Stroke and Neurological Disorders lists the following as typical signs of someone who is neurodivergent:a lack of babbling or pointing by the age of 12 months.poor eye contact.no smiling or social responsiveness.not responding to their name.More items

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