Hyperlexia

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Echolalia

If you quickly google “echolalia,” the first definition you might see is “the meaningless, or unsolicited, repetition of ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Templates

Templates are consistent written prompts that help organize information or create a narrative. Templates can provide structure to language tasks that ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Scripts

Scripts are written language that we expect our HxL to use expressively (through spoken or signed language or via AAC). These ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Labeling and Describing

Many hyperlexic learners (HxLs) have incredible capacity for memory that a neurotypical person can only dream of having. Due to their memory and ...

Let’s CHAT About Hyperlexia: Social Narratives – Emotions and Feelings

Our last hyperlexia post introduced using social narratives to help prime our HxL for new experiences or expectations. We also touched briefly ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Social Narratives

Social narratives, frequently known as “Social Stories,” are an extremely helpful tool when introducing a new scenario, elaborating on ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Written Expectations

Expectations are behaviors or actions that are expected to occur, while unexpected behaviors or actions are those that ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Written Schedules

Schedules are a staple of all therapy sessions, but are especially useful for hyperlexic learners (HxLs). Not only ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Written Supports

Recently, CHAT held a professional development session for our team to discuss all things hyperlexia. At CHAT, all of our therapists are ...

The World has Lost a Ground-Breaking Pioneer: In Memory of Dr. Darold Treffert

Dr. Darold Treffert died unexpectedly on Monday, December 14th, 2020 at the age of 87.   Dr. Treffert’s compassion for children and their families continues to ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Gestalt Processing

Hello Hyperlexia Family,  It was challenging to settle on the first topic to discuss in our Hyperlexia Blog series. It's ...

Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Introduction

Hello everyone!  My name is Ciara Nally and I am the lead hyperlexia specialist at CHAT. I am ...

Hyperlexia Webinar on Social Skills

On May 26th, 2020 we hosted a webinar on social skills and strategies for hyperlexic children.  Our Founder, ...

Building Social Skills for Hyperlexic Children

CHAT's Hyperlexic Social Skills Webinar is going to discuss strategies and activities you can implement to support social and ...

Reading Comprehension Strategies for Hyperlexic Children

On May 12th, 2020 we hosted a webinar on reading comprehension strategies for hyperlexic children.  Our Founder, Phyllis ...

Reading Comprehension Strategies for Hyperlexic Children

CHAT's Reading Comprehension Webinar is going to discuss strategies and activities you can implement to support reading comprehension ...

Wordless Picture Books and Videos

Wordless picture books, or wordless videos (we see you, Pixar), can be GREAT ways to work on language ...

Hyperlexia Webinar Video and Resources

On April 21, 2019, CHAT hosted a webinar, Supporting Hyperlexic Children under COVID-19: Tips from the Experts. Our Founder, Phyllis ...

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