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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Children with the medical condition "hyperlexia" have an advanced ability to do what?
coordination difficulties; hyperlexia (low comprehension but good decoding skills); language and communication difficulties; dyslexia; auditory processing difficulties; hyperactivity; attention difficulties; dyscalculia; working-memory difficulties; information-processing difficulties; non-verbal difficulties; literacy difficulties; phonological processing difficulties; visual difficulties; social awareness difficulties (ibid.)
A fairly common outcome with having hyperlexia is having the ability to decode words, but not being able to comprehend them.
Some even have what we call hyperlexia, which means they learn to read at very early ages without being taught," he said.
The business specializes in customized reading, writing and math programs for students diagnosed with differences generally associated with Asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, hyperlexia, and disorders not otherwise specified.
At age three, she was also given a clinical diagnosis of Hyperlexia (a precocious early ability to read/decode and in most cases accompanied by difficulty with comprehension and encoding).
I have dyslexia and hyperlexia and found the adjustment to university assignments extremely difficult.
One tricky example is the toddler or preschooler who, as his parents proudly report, can "read." If this is a skill that the child exercises repeatedly to the exclusion of more typical play, or if the child has other peculiarities of interaction, this "hyperlexia" may actually not be a gift, but rather a sign of autism, and it should not reassure you that all is well.
Yet, my friend's son subsequently was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (one characteristic of which is hyperlexia, or early reading).
It offers care and treatment for children who suffer from disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, auditory processing disorders, central auditory processing disorders, dyslexia, depression, hyperlexia, hyposensitive hearing and other syndromes.
Second, in order to rule out hyperlexia, the ability to decode without comprehension, a majority of researchers required that children also demonstrate comprehension of written material.