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When Babies Read: A Practical Guide to Helping Young Children with Hyperlexia, Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

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Audra Jensen' son began reading when he was only two years old. She shares her experiences - both the challenges and joys - of raising a child with autism and hyperlexia - an early and obsessive interest in the written word associated with social deficits and significant difficulty in understanding verbal language.

The author stresses the importance of diagnosis of the cond
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Paperback, 189 pages
Published August 8th 2005 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Brigid
Jan 16, 2013 Brigid rated it liked it
Didn't love it - definitely didn't love it - but didn't hate it, either. It wasn't really what I expected, though I'm not sure how to articulate what I was expecting. I found some parts more technical/clinical than necessary.

If I'd read this book earlier, when my son was younger and we realized he could read, I might have found it more helpful and put into practice more of the suggestions she gives. However, we're further along our path now (roughly the age her son was when she started writing t
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Heather
Sep 17, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
Based on the title I was expecting something different. I think this book is perfect for preschool & elementary teachers and all special education teachers in addition to parents of any child/baby that is showing language delays. Great resource for school psychologists, speech pathologists & diagnosticians.
Laura
Mar 04, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing
An excellent book to help understand Hyperlexia (early reading combined with verbal language problems) and how it relates to autism. There is a lot of great advice abouthow to use the early reading skills as a teaching tool to help the child understand verbal language,play, and social skills.
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