And I agree.
I remember, after J's diagnosis, rushing home to start my search for anything regarding hyperlexia, only to be sorely disappointed in the lack of resources available for parents.
I wanted to change that.
So I wrote about our hyperlexia story.
And then I occasionally wrote a few more posts about hyperlexia and gathered as many resources as I could on my hyperlexia resources page.
But there was still a gap in information for parents of children with hyperlexia.
In an attempt to fill that gap, I have decided to write a series of posts dedicated to hyperlexia. It's only fitting to do it ABC-style considering we have lived and breathed letters since J's toddlerhood. So this series of posts called The ABCs of Hyperlexia will tackle common issues with raising a child with hyperlexia, provide practical tips and suggestions, and even share personal stories here and there along the way. My hope is that it will be a comprehensive resource for parents, and also for the professionals that interact with our children, so that we can improve the lives of our hyperlexic children and raise awareness for it.
Because, let's be honest, so few people even know hyperlexia exists!
If you are new to hyperlexia, then I suggest starting off by learning what hyperlexia is before diving into this list of posts below.
The ABCs of HyperlexiaHere are all of the posts in this series on hyperlexia. This page will be updated as new posts are published, so check back frequently.
- A is for Advocating When No One's Heard of the Diagnosis
- B is for Books About Hyperlexia & Hypernumeracy
- C is for Conversation Skills in Hyperlexic Kids
- D is for "Diagnosing" Hyperlexia
- E is for Explaining Hyperlexia to Others
- F is for (Intense) Fascinations of Kids with Hyperlexia
- G is for Games & Apps to Help Kids with Hyperlexia
- H is for Help & Support for Kids with Hyperlexia & Their Parents
- I is for Idioms: How to Teach Them to Kids with Hyperlexia & Autism
- J is for Journal Articles & Academic Research About Hyperlexia
- K is for Kupperman & Treffert: Experts on Hyperlexia
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What is Hyperlexia?
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