Hyperlexia from the Center for Speech and Language Disorders. Hyperlexia is a syndrome that is characterized by a child’s precocious ability to read (far above what would be expected at their age, between 2 and 5), significant difficulty in understanding and using verbal language (or a profound nonverbal learning disability) and significant problems during social interactions.
Hyperlexia – K12 Academics education resource. Hyperlexia is a condition in which the main characteristics are an above normal ability to read accompanied with a below normal ability to understand spoken language. The symptoms are closely related to those of autism and some consider it to be an autism spectrum disorder whereas others contest it to be a completely different condition.
The Hyperlexia Parents Network contains articles, stories, a forum, parent support, and information about a book written by a parent of a child with Hyperlexia.
What is Hyperlexia? Hyperlexia has many characteristics similar to autism and some consider it to be an autism spectrum disorder. Because of its close association with autism, hyperlexia is often misdiagnosed. The main characteristics of hyperlexia are an above normal ability to read coupled with a below normal ability to understand spoken language. The severity, frequency, and grouping of the symptoms listed on this page will determine an actual diagnosis. New
Autism Key. Autism Key is run by parents and for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. The site was founded in 2005 to offer resources and support to the autism and special needs communities.
"German Tech Company Recruits People with Autism" by Associated Press staff, May 22, 2013, 7:58 AM EDT. German software giant SAP AG said Tuesday it plans to recruit people with autism to take make full use of their talents to process information.
Hyperlexia The symptoms are closely related to those of autism and some consider it to be an autism spectrum disorder. See our page about Hyperlexia.
NINDS Pervasive Developmental Disorders Information Page from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes for Health (NIH). Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), now known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are characterized by delays in the development of social and communication skills. Parents may note symptoms as early as infancy, although the typical age of onset is by 3 years of age. Updated
NINDS Autism Information Page compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes for Health (NIH). Updated
Speaks4me system is the brainchild of a father whose young son, Callum, could not speak due to severe autism and learning difficulties. It has potential for stroke survivors, too. For more information, see the BBC report about Speaks4me Son's autism leads to innovation, by Geoff Adams-Spink, BBC Age & Disability correspondent. Updated