Does your toddler really like letters and words?
If you answered 'yes' then you have come to the right place
This is a site with information, ideas and practical advice for children who naturally teach themselves to read. This can be the alphabet, numbers and words from as young as 2 years old. You may be a parent whose child can say the alphabet, can read number plates of cars and the names on food packets in the shop. Your child may read without understanding what they read. This trait is termed ‘hyperlexia’
Would you like to find out more?
You can find more information that may be of help for you and your child on the following posts:
- Help with Comprehension – Some hyperlexic children have particular difficulties with understanding language. As a parent, teacher or professional there are several simple ways that you can help.
- Books, articles and other links – There isn’t a huge amount of information out there on hyperlexia. We’ve collected the main links and books available.
- Characteristics of a hyperlexic child – We have put together a summary of anecdotal characteristics which you may recognise in your child. These are not ‘facts’ but are possible things in common.
- What does the research tell us? – There are two recent analysis of the research into this area. Unfortunately most of the studies have been small and observational.
Date created: 1/4/2021 Date reviewed: 1/5/2022
Children learn to speak at different rates, so it is difficult to know when to get help for your child. Talk to your health visitor, nurse or GP if you have any concerns.