Hyperlexia

Hyperlexia is characterized by a precocious ability to read and an intense early fascination with numbers or letters, along with difficulty understanding and using verbal language, nonverbal learning disabilities, and/or significant difficulties interacting with other people. It is often associated with autism. For more information, check these sites.

American Hyperlexia Association
Information about the disorder and the association; articles, resources, and more.
Canadian Hyperlexia Association
An excellent collection of feature articles, strategies, parents’ stories, kids’ stories, general information, links, and more. Includes information about a hyperlexia listserv.
Hyperlexia and Language Disorders
The mother of a child with hyperlexia offers articles, listserv information, and links.
Related subjects:
Autism

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