Tips to help comprehension
Some hyperlexic children have difficulties with reading comprehension (Zhang and Joshi 2019). If there are concerns over language, then a qualified SLT (Speech and Language Therapist) can assess the child to see if there are specific difficulties. They will give individual advice. However there are general tips below on helping comprehension that might be useful.
General tips to help understanding
These tips are adapted from speech and language advice from the NHS. There are online toolkits available which include comprehension activities such as this one from NHS Leeds Trust, click here for the website. There are also factsheets with general information from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists UK; Factsheet on Developmental Language Disorder
See references here. Date created: 1/4/2021 Date reviewed: 1/5/2022