Archive for the 'Hyperlexia' Category


How to help a hyperlexic child to communicate

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

To help aid a hyperlexic child’s communication, it is important to make a program for a child rather than trying to make a child fit into a program (Kroll). Developing the intent to communicate is of great importance. Allowing the child to take the leading role and then following their lead is the easiest way [...]

Neural mechanisms that underlie hyperlexia (opp: of dyslexia)

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

Georgetown University Medical Center researchers today published the first ever fMRI study of hyperlexia, a rare condition in which children with some degree of autism display extremely precocious reading skills.Appearing in Neuron, the case study uncovers the neural mechanisms that underlie hyperlexia, and suggest that hyperlexia is the true opposite of the reading disability dyslexia.Hyperlexia [...]

Types of hyperlexia

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

There are two different types of hyperlexia; language disorder and visual spatial motor disorder. Children in the language learning disorder group had more phonic errors and difficulty in the use of language pragmatically. They also had a lower verbal IQ and a higher performance IQ. In the visual spatial motor type, children had very few [...]

Characteristic that distinguishes a hyperlexic child from a normal child

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

The most important characteristic that distinguishes a hyperlexic child from a normal child developmentally is that their auditory pathways in the brain are extremely poor, resulting in seriously compromised verbal communication (Ray).
They rely more on their visual pathways in the brain. The child’s reading skills should be used as a primary means of developing language. [...]

Landau-Kleffner syndrome Definition

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

A disorder with seizures starting in childhood in which the patient loses skills, such as speech, and develops behavior characteristic of autism.A major feature of the Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is the gradual or sudden loss of the ability to understand and use spoken language. All children with LKS have abnormal electrical brain waves that can [...]

Hyperlexia and Autism

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

CHINTSYE:Can anyone tell me about hyperlexia and also how it relates to autism. No copy paste stuff please…just any knowledge you may have. I have a 2 year old son with Autism who has started to point to letters and numbers and say what they are clearly.
smartde:I am a Speech/Language Pathologist with 34 years of [...]


Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

The future of a hyperlexic child depends on developing his / her language expression and comprehension skills. Intensive speech and language therapy and early intervention programs can help achieve this objective. The child’s reading skills should be used as a primary means of developing language.
It is important to teach the child appropriate social skills. Providing [...]

Hyperlexia Diagnosis

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Hyperlexia has characteristics similar to autism, behavior disorder, language disorder, emotional disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, hearing impairment, giftedness or, paradoxically, mental retardation.
To develop effective teaching strategies and more typical childhood development, it is important to differentiate hyperlexia from other disorders. A thorough speech and language pathologist who is familiar with the syndrome of hyperlexia is [...]

What Is Hyperlexia

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Hyperlexia is a syndrome observed in children who have the following characteristics:
A precocious ability to read words, far above what would be expected at their chronological age or an intense fascination with letters or numbers.
Significant difficulty in understanding verbal language
Abnormal social skills, difficulty in socializing and interacting appropriately with people
In addition, some children who are [...]