Questions Parents Ask...
but struggle to get answers to.
While hyperlexia often accompanies different challenges in language processing, it is not in itself a disability. It is a precocious ABILITY that can support other forms of learning. Any child should be taught using their abililties and interests to support areas that are more weak. Children with hyperlexia may be at a disadvantage in a classroom where their strengths are not used to bolster their weaknesses, but as Einstein is quoted as saying "...if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will love its whole life bellieving it is stupid."