Hyperlexia & Hypernumeracy Resources



What is hyperlexia? Find out here with this huge collection of hyperlexia resources for parents and educators, including hyperlexia teaching strategies and hyperlexia intervention strategies.

When I first learned of hyperlexia in November 2014, I did what anyone would do. I googled it. Well, what a disappointing experience that was! It was so disheartening to see the lack of resources for parents with this particular "diagnosis." I finally had a word to describe my son, but felt just as lost as I had before.

After writing the post This is Hyperlexia, I've made it my mission to help fill this gap. I've slowly been writing, creating, and curating resources for parents like myself, as well as the teachers and professionals, who might be new to hyperlexia as well. 

It is my hope that this list of hyperlexia resources can help parents of children with hyperlexia connect with other parents, better understand a diagnosis that may be completely unfamiliar to them, and provide suggestions and strategies on how to best support these hyperlexic kids.

Hyperlexia - tips and resources for parents raising hyperlexic kids

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New to Hyperlexia? Start Here!

Did you just learn about hyperlexia and/or are curious about what hyperlexia is? Then these are the must reads when it comes to learning about hyperlexia.

Here are some other resources that are helpful if you are new to hyperlexia:


Ready to Learn Even More About Hyperlexia? Try These!

If you're ready to move beyond just a basic understanding of hyperlexia and dig into some research, then these are the resources for you!


Hyperlexia Teaching Strategies

These resources will help you understand how to best help and support the hyperlexic learner.

More Hyperlexia Resources on And Next Comes L

Of course, there's tons of other hyperlexia resources throughout my blog. A mix of personal stories, fun activity ideas, and what I hope is helpful advice. Not everything is linked here because, honestly, you'll find notes of hyperlexia weaved throughout lots of old blog posts (prior to J's diagnosis) that I haven't gone back through and tagged appropriately. But this list should keep you busy anyway!


Pamphlets, Research Articles, Newspaper Articles, & Bibliographies About Hyperlexia

  • What is Hyperlexia? from Judy & David - Another great brochure that gives a great definition and description of what hyperlexia is. It also includes some select strategies for helping children with hyperlexia.
  • Hyperlexia by Phyllis Kupperman, Sally Bligh, & Kathy Barouski - A lengthy read about hyperlexia, including discussion about the optimal components of classrooms for kids with hyperlexia.
  • What is Hyperlexia? from Autism Key - A brief definition and a thorough list of symptoms of hyperlexia.

Personal Stories About Hyperlexia


Online Communities for Parents of Children with Hyperlexia

Please note that I do not necessarily endorse the content found within the following support groups or the viewpoints of the admins or members of the support groups (with the exception of my support group because I monitor it closely).


There are also groups dedicated solely to hyperlexia type 3. But, I'll be honest, I find these groups particularly toxic and negative. Honestly, I do not enjoy being in these groups at all, but sharing them so you know about all available options.


Videos of Hyperlexia



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2 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for these wonderful resources.
    They have really helped my Daughter, with hyperlexia, to improve her functional and receptive language.
    Liz

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  2. Hi Dyan. I cannot thank you enough or show my appreciation of how much your blogs and resources have helped us. We live in Kenya, and at around 2 years my daughter was labelled as autistic by the paediatrician.The OT then suggested she had severe SPD. She knew the whole uppercase and lowercase alphabet, phonics, numbers to 50, shapes and colours by 20 months. It was so frustrating explaining that she didn't fully fit the diagnostic criteria for autism (except for her speech delay and constant meltdowns) and that there was more going on. I searched for information but to no avail until I came across your site. And that was truly eye opening, although the medical professionals and many therapists are not aware of it. Our little one learns very quickly from educational videos and apps and can read, count forwards and backwards, skip counting, knows all shapes and many shades of standard colours, and the many other things. She goes to school part time to socialise with the kids and teachers and most of the time I home school her now. I'm truly stumped at times at how fast she progresses, but find such strength and encouragement, and of course the invaluable information, from your website, that I feel we are in a much better place now. Thank you!

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