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I am trying to build a library of informative, useful, and hopefully interesting articles, which can be downloaded using the links below. Please contact us if you find articles you think should be included.

 

These two articles I have found particularly useful for giving to professionals who are unfamiliar with hyperlexia, i.e. education settings, speech & language therapists, paediatricians etc., as they provide an overview of the condition, as well as some good tips for strategies etc.:

documents/whatishyperlexia.pdf

documents/strategies-hyperlexia.pdf

 

The DSM-V diagnostic criteria:

documents/dsm-5-criteria.docx

 

Dr Darold Treffert, a Wisconsin psychiatrist, has been studying savant syndrome for over 40 years. Below are links to two particularly interesting articles he has written about Hyperlexia. For more information about his work please visit his website: http://www.daroldtreffert.com/index.html

An interesting article by Dr Treffert about Hyperlexia Type III:

documents/hyperlexia.pdf

and an article by Dr Treffert from Scientific American:

 http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2013/07/08/oops-when-autism-isnt-autistic-disorder-hyperlexia-and-einstein-syndrome/

 

Phyllis Kupperman is a founder of the Centre for Speech and Language Disorders, in Chicago. She is recognised as probably the world's leading expert in the field of Hyperlexia. I recommend reading the articles below, but you can also find more information about the work of the centre, and links to further articles and information at: http://www.csld.org/index.htm

Articles by Phyllis Kupperman:

documents/kupperman-hyperlexia-description.pdf

documents/kupperman-hyperlexic-diagnosis-classroom-techniques.pdf

 

An interesting case study of a 4 year old boy (in the UK), with hyperlexia, severe ASD, and very limited verbal ability:

documents/hyperlexia-in-a-4-year-old-boy-with-autism-spectrum-disorder.pdf

 

Further academic articles:

documents/a-brief-updated-examination-on-the-enigma-of-hyperlexia.pdf

documents/hyperlexia-in-chrildren-with-autism-spectrum-disorders.pdf

documents/identifying-and-differentiating-children-with-hyperlexia-and-its-subtypes.pdf

documents/hyperlexia_disability-or-superability.pdf

documents/teaching-reading-comprehension-to-students-with-high-functioning-autism-spectrum-disorder.pdf

documents/effectiveness-of-scaffolding-interrogatives-method-teaching-reading-comprehension-to.pdf

documents/reading-comprehension-strategies-for-children-with-autism.pdf

documents/pearson-science-news.html

 

 

 




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