Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Books About Hyperlexia & Hypernumeracy

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Books about the hyperlexia diagnosis that will show you hyperlexia teaching strategies and answer the question what is hyperlexia?

Finding information on hyperlexia, and even more so for hypernumeracy, is tough. There's just not much available for parents like me. 

As a result, it's not surprising that there is so little published when it comes to books about hyperlexia. 

So here is my rather small collection of books about hyperlexia and hypernumeracy.

Books about hyperlexia diagnosis

Books About Hyperlexia & Hypernumeracy

Prepare to be underwhelmed, folks, because there isn't much in terms of books published on the topic of hyperlexia. Some are hard to find copies of too, so you might need to check your local library for a couple of these titles.

By Audra Jensen

The first book that I ever read about hyperlexia was this one. I downloaded it on my kindle the night of J's diagnosis and quickly read through it, digesting as much information as I could handle. It's really a book that I should reread again to see if there's anything I might have missed the first time around. Regardless, it should be at the top of your hyperlexia reading list.

By Priscilla Gilman

This book is beautifully written and is a wonderful read for parents of hyperlexic children. Although, I do admit, I got choked up quite a few times while reading it because it was like reliving J's toddlerhood. That and I decided to read this book around the time my grandpa died so I was an emotional mess. Definitely worth the read though!

By Dyan Robson

Written by yours truly, this eBook is a practical guide to everyday challenges and issues common in children with hyperlexia. Loaded with easy strategies that you can implement today, Beyond the Letters tackles 30 different challenges and issues, including social skills, WH- questions, pronoun reversals, and more.

By Susan M. Miller

This book has been highly recommended to me numerous times. Yet, I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy. Of course, my local library doesn't carry it. But the reviews for this book are fabulous and numerous parents in the hyperlexia support groups recommend it. So if you can get your hands on a copy, then definitely check it out!

By Phyllis Kupperman

One of main experts and key advocates for hyperlexia is Phyllis Kupperman. Lots of parents have worked with her personally and she has done lots of research and writing about hyperlexia. This reading comprehension kit would be a great practical solution! Lots of parents recommend it. I personally haven't checked it out yet due mainly to the price.

By Joseph Porter

A practical curriculum for working on reading comprehension, this book has fabulous reviews. Again, I have not personally checked it out, but one of the reviews on Amazon loved it for her hyperlexic son.

By Tom Fields-Meyer

While the word hyperlexia isn't specifically mentioned in this book, chapter six talks all about self-taught reading. I found myself relating to so many things in this chapter because it was similar to my experience with J (just at the toddler age instead of age five like the book). The author definitely is discussing hyperlexia, without realizing it. A good book overall, but chapter six really struck a chord with me, obviously.

By Daniel Tammet

This book is quite different from all the others on this list. Instead of offering practical suggestions and information about hyperlexia, this book explores the world of numbers as Daniel Tammet sees it. He has hypernumeracy and this is the only information that I have come across that really touches on the topic. An interesting read nonetheless!

By Daniel Tammet

Daniel is autistic, has synesthesia, and numbers are his jam. His memoir was extremely interesting to read about. He learns languages fluently, in as little time as a week. He even memorized more than 22,000 digits of pi. While hyperlexia isn't mentioned specifically, you will still find his experiences with languages and numbers fascinating, especially if those are things your child is also interested and gifted with.

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