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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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).
Hyperlexics may prefer colored numbers and letters hanging from the tree while the kids with a love for shaking and dragging string would be delighted to have you string your house