hyperlexia

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hy·per·lex·i·a

(hī-pĕr-lek'sē-ă), [MIM*238350]
Enhanced reading skill; used to describe the trait in patients with various developmental disorders.
[hyper- + G. lexis, word, phrase]

hyperlexia

(hī″pĕr-lĕk′sē-ă)
Early development of advanced reading skills without associated skills in other areas of social or intellectual functioning. Hyperlexia is considered a typical splinter skill in children with autistic disorders.
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Filled with hyperlexic ripostes and an academic heroine who is the dictionary definition of quirky, this is a story that will please readers of Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics.
Contestants will slug it out, not with fists, but carefully aimed poetic assaults in a competition devised by the council in collaboration with performance poetry organisation Apples & Snakes, Kate Fox's poetry events agency Hyperlexic, and North Shields Boxing Gym.
They made up this word these days, they call it hyperlexic.
It therefore makes perfect sense that some autistics are hyperlexic, that is, they learn to read at a much younger age than typical children (although comprehension is difficult to assess).
However children who fall into the category hyperlexic are accurate decoders, even being able to decode pseudowords, yet have very poor comprehension (Jackson, Donaldson, & Cleland, 1988).
Most hyperlexics begin to demonstrate unusual word recognition ability between age 2 and 3