Hyperlexia is a syndrome characterized by a child's precocious ability to read. It was initially identified by Norman E. Silberberg and Margaret C. Silberberg (1967), who defined it as the precocious ability to read words without prior training in learning to read, typically before the age of 5. Dec 09, 2015 · That may be true in some instances, but among my 165 cases are a number of children, now adult, with sufficient outcome and follow-up to conclude that Author: Darold A. Treffert.
Using increased social proficiency as the criteria, the preliminary impression was that 85 cases were possibly hyperlexia 3, 18 were hyperlexia 2 and in 61 cases there was not enough data to make even a preliminary impression. 11 cases that mentioned adult outcome indicated 9 persons were attending college and having successful independent lives. Jun 20, 2019 · Hyperlexia is a syndrome characterized by an intense fascination with letters or numbers and an advanced reading ability. Children who have hyperlexia read at levels far beyond what is expected at their age. They often begin reading when they are very young, sometimes as early as age two, and without reading instruction.
Hyperlexia. What is Hyperlexia. Hyperlexia is a syndrome that is characterized by a child's precocious ability to read (far above what would be expected at their age), significant difficulty in understanding and using verbal language (or a profound nonverbal learning disability), and . Hyperlexia is defined as the co-occurrence of advanced reading skills relative to comprehension skills or general intelligence, the early acquisition of reading skills without explicit teaching, and a strong orientation toward written material, generally in the context of a neurodevelopmental disorder.Cited by: 6.