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).
begin to demonstrate unusual word recognition ability between age 2 and 3