Beyond the Letters: Everyday Strategies to Help Children with Hyperlexia Learn Language and Social Skills

One of the biggest challenges for me, as a parent of a child with hyperlexia, has been finding practical resources and ideas that target hyperlexic children.

Or any books on hyperlexia, for that matter. There's just not much available.

So I wrote the book that I wish I would have been given right after my son's diagnosis: a practical guide that helps me target the skills that he needs help with.

The book that's filled with strategies and ideas that we've tried, tested, and used for years to help my son finally move beyond the letters.

Beyond the Letters: Everyday strategies for children with hyperlexia to learn language and social skills eBook

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About Beyond the Letters

This book is intended for parents and educators who have a child or work with a child who has hyperlexia. The suggestions in this book are geared towards small children, but may be relevant for older children and preteens as well. It does not cover teenage or adult topics such as puberty, relationships, or driving.

Parents of children with autism, without hyperlexia, may also find the strategies and accommodations in this book helpful. However, the focus is primarily on hyperlexic children and their unique skills and challenges.

Sorted into four main categories, this book addresses common issues or challenges associated with raising a child with hyperlexia: (1) social skills, (2) speech, language, and reading, (3) practical life, and (4) other. The list of topics addressed in this book are ones that other parents of hyperlexic children helped me to compile.

Each topic in this book includes a short description of how these issues or challenges may present itself in a hyperlexic child. Then a list of strategies and accommodations are given to address that particular challenge or issue. These strategies are ones that we have personally tried or had success with or that other hyperlexia families have tried.

Highlights of Beyond the Letters

  • Practical strategies that can be implemented today to help your child build their language and social skills
  • Tips and suggestions that have actually been successful with hyperlexic children
  • Written by a mother of a child with hyperlexia, hypernumeracy, and autism
  • Access to relevant resources such as apps and printables to address specific challenges
  • Covers 30 different challenges and issues specific to hyperlexia as determined by real hyperlexia families (a HUGE thank you to my readers for submitting their ideas!), including:
    1. Expanding play beyond letters
    2. Awkward social skills
    3. Losing at a game
    4. Emotions and overreactions
    5. Impulse control
    6. Taking turns
    7. Poor or awkward conversation skills
    8. Pronoun reversals
    9. Language comprehension
    10. Expressive speech delays and echolalia
    11. WH- questions
    12. Literal thinking
    13. Interest in other languages
    14. Selective listening
    15. Finding appropriate materials for their emotional level
    16. Finding appropriate reading material
    17. Leaving the house
    18. Mealtime struggles
    19. Getting dressed
    20. Bath time
    21. Personal hygiene
    22. Personal safety
    23. Sleep
    24. Potty training
    25. Travelling and road trips
    26. Getting distracted by letters and numbers everywhere
    27. Sensory issues
    28. Obsession with iPads and technology
    29. Entering school
    30. Accommodations for the classroom
Beyond the Letters: Everyday strategies for children with hyperlexia to learn language and social skills eBook

How to Purchase Your Copy

Beyond the Letters is an eBook, or digital file, which means you are purchasing a PDF copy. That means you can read the book on any computer or mobile device and print off a copy. This book includes clickable links to relevant resources, free printables, app suggestions, and more. As a result, this book is best viewed on a computer or mobile device.

Please note that there are no returns or refunds due to the digital nature of these products. EU readers must purchase through the Teachers Pay Teachers link due to VAT.


  1. This is such an amazing book! There are so many resources and ideas here. Finally a book that doesn't just talk about the behaviors, but gives fabulous ways to help!

    1. Thank you, Renae! Glad to hear you found it helpful!

  2. Can't you help me with a query think I paid through US part then realised it said EU readers have a separate link

  3. Do I need to purchase again through the eu link and do I need to pay again

    1. Hi, Shane! Yes, you will need to purchase using the EU link via Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT). When you originally ordered through the other link, you were automatically refunded, so yes, you will need to pay again through TPT. Hope that helps!

  4. I got a notice saying the money came out of bank just wasn't sure if it was refunded I will now try using eu teachers links thanks for help

    1. It was definitely refunded on my end in PayPal.

  5. Hi, we live in New Zealand, should we use the EU option aswell? I guess so, but just checking.

    1. I think either link should work for you.

  6. how do i get the book? i live in malaysia.

    1. You should be able to order via either of the links above.