What is Hyperlexia?
This is the term used for children who read letters and words before 5 years old, but typically as young as 2. The child will not always understand the meaning of the words. Children usually learn to read naturally without being taught and many find a lot of joy and interest in the world of letters at a young age. This website is an information hub for parents, teachers, professionals and neurodiverse people to explore and promote awareness of this little known trait, and support children with hyperlexia to flourish.
Support for Parents
Is my child hyperlexic?
Can hyperlexia be diagnosed?
What can I do if my child shows signs of hyperlexia?
Support for Teachers
Will I know if a child in my class is hyperlexic?
How can I support a child with hyperlexia as a teacher?
Do I need to re-teach phonics and reading?
Support for Professionals
How many children are hyperlexic in the UK?
Are there books or articles on hyperlexia?
What research is there on hyperlexia?
Joy of the alphabet - personal stories
Natural ability to read letters, words or numbers
Without understanding the meaning of what they read
May sometimes be part of another neurodevelopmental condition
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