Hyperlexia is considered to be a ‘superability’. It means a young child can recognise and read words at a level far above what’s usually expected for their age.
But although a child might be able to read difficult words, they often don’t understand what they mean.
It’s also common for children with hyperlexia to have trouble understanding spoken language and they can often struggle to communicate, especially in the early years. This can be very frustrating for children and their families.
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