Tag Archive: hyperlexic

Your turn!

I have been the one to make sure J gets his homework done every night. He only has to do 4 out of the 5 days a week. With J, every single day must be done completely. Where is the O page? Why did we skip O? I want to do an O page. I …

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One of his classmates is jealous of J?!

A few weeks ago, while on Winter Break, we ran into one of J’s classmates at the library. The inevitable “what are you checking out?” conversation ensued. We are currently working our way through the library’s selection from the Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie Stevenson (short chapter books with lots of pictures, …

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We have two award winners in the house this week!

Woo hoo! Yeah us! First, I got another Fab Four for FMS Photo a Day. For those unfamiliar with PAD, it is a group of photographers that take a picture every day based on a prompt, then one of the group’s moderator goes through all of the photos (literally thousands!) and selects 4 they like …

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Any ideas for improving reading comprehension?

Do any of you have suggestions for helping my son increase his reading comprehension? I’d better give you a little background. My five year old is hyperlexic. Basically, for him, written English was his first language and he is still working on spoken English. Sometimes when he speaks he sounds as if English is his second language …

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I am not ready to let them go

A Facebook friend asked if anyone had some early readers they were willing to donate to her daughter’s school. Knowing we have a Scholastic book order coming on Monday, I figured it was a good time to do some purging of J’s bookshelves. It didn’t take me long to have a stack of about 20 …

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My son is a genius! No, not really.

That is the Sunday New York Times Crossword Puzzle IN PEN!!!     Ha ha, if you look closely you can see he was just writing words and numbers in the squares.     Actually, he really did amaze us with his memory and reading ability today. You’d think not much would surprise us at …

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First day as Computer Mom at school

I have been joking about the technical issues I have had at home lately and to add to the mix I have volunteered to help my son’s class during their computer time. I had no idea what I was getting into but I noticed none of the other moms volunteered to help out. That made …

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Be careful what you ask for

I mentioned previously that my sons favorite pool rule is No Horseplay. Admittedly he thinks it means no horses in the pool, but every time he is asked to give a pool rule in swim class he gives that as an answer. Yesterday Coach Gage said, “You say that every time, tomorrow I want you …

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Early Intervention for Autism is CRITICAL

I don’t discuss my son’s Autism much, but I felt it was important to share our story so other parents will understand the importance of Early Intervention. Two years ago I didn’t know what to do. Something was off with my three year old. While other kids his age played together and talked with each other …

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Light It Up Blue

Last year I had no idea what Light It Up Blue was or that there was such a thing as World Autism Awareness Day.The most important thing I remember about last year’s event was a friend sharing a link on Facebook that mentioned 50-80% of children on the spectrum have trouble sleeping. WHAT?! I am …

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Fun errors

If you are a parent, grandparent, godparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, etc. you have probably had those moments when you have to fight to keep a straight face when the little cherub in front of you says something incorrectly and it is absolutely hysterical. A few times a day he greets me with “Tip on the …

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So glad I am a native English speaker.

If you think I am about to bash those outsourced customer service agents that “don’t speak English properly”, think again. If anything I applaud anyone that attempts to learn this horribly confusing language. As far as I can tell English has only one rule that has no exceptions: all rules have exceptions! Hyperlexia As a …

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