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ok long story short son has noonan syndrome and he could read at age 3. No-one taught him he just could..weirdly he could read upper and lower case and handwriting even greetings cards, and even upsid… Read More
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
ok long story short son has noonan syndrome and he could read at age 3. No-one taught him he just could..weirdly he could read upper and lower case and handwriting even greetings cards, and even upside down. Very strange but true. ST also diagnosed hyperlexia.

He is 8.6 now and at his parents eve his reading age was 9.4
I have noticed he doesnt read as well as he did and wonder if hyperlexia can be 'lost'
I mean he hasnt any problems-just a question really!

Many thanks to anyone who can answer me xx
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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thanks fp have saved that and will have a good look tomorrow xx
just i know we have a lot of intelligent people here and thought someone would be able to answer it.
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plumberman01
thanks fp have saved that and will have a good look tomorrow xx
just i know we have a lot of intelligent people here and thought someone would be able to answer it.


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#3
ilp its true this site is a wealth of knowledge but maybe not this kind xx
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wow OP i didnt know anything about this. My son was the same could read at 3, new the alphabet and colours by the age of 2, could write his name at that age too. he could use a computer with no problem at 3 i mean start, shut down, how to run some programs , get the net up.
Hes always been at least 2 years ahead of the other kids in his class for Math and reading but ive noticed his reading isnt as good as he was before, whereas he was fluent with every word in a book now he seems to pause and think before trying to say it,
his math is still the same, he's left handed and his hand writing is like a spider ran across the page
but that seems to be improving.
His teachers are more then happy with him, when ever there is a school inspection he along with 3 other kids are always put forward to the inspectors.
i had no idea there was a syndrome, i just thought he was a bright kid
If you dont mind me asking how did you find out your son has this?
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plumberman01
thanks fp have saved that and will have a good look tomorrow xx
just i know we have a lot of intelligent people here and thought someone would be able to answer it.


Best laugh today...thanks.
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Well originally we noticed he read shop signs at age 2 and i thought he was picking it up from tv..he knew them all..argos, boots etc..when he was 3 i joined the noonans group in USA and they discussed things they found and i asked did others have kids who could read so young etc? and an sn teacher responded and said he sounded hyperlexic. When i read about it, it fit, but it wasnt officially diagnosed, i just took it he was.
The speech therapist said when he was around 5 she considered him to be hyperlexic (i didnt mention it, it was a comment made by her)

My son has poor muscle tone so the spider writing is the norm! but he has a laptop provided by the LA which is fab cos will mean in the future exams wont be so much of a struggle..he is in the higher maths class too and number mad lol-oh and he could use the comp confidently at 3..cos he could read enter/back/type his name etc-we even had him cutting and pasting. My eldest son trained as a teacher and was more then amused by him!

I would read about it if i was you(im sure you have) and if he has other factors and he has difficulties with other things then ask at school for an assessment? As my son has noonans he automatically got assessed for the laptop etc, but yours wont?

Edited By: plumberman01 on Dec 03, 2010 12:32
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you think everyone here is stupid? im glad i amuse you :D

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plumberman01
thanks fp have saved that and will have a good look tomorrow xxjust i know we have a lot of intelligent people here and thought someone would be able to answer it.
Best laugh today...thanks.
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Are you sure its that as I was reading at the same age and was ahead for my English and maths etc at school then I levelled off so maybe its just natural.
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plumberman01
Well originally we noticed he read shop signs at age 2 and i thought he was picking it up from tv..he knew them all..argos, boots etc..when he was 3 i joined the noonans group in USA and they discussed things they found and i asked did others have kids who could read so young etc? and an sn teacher responded and said he sounded hyperlexic. When i read about it, it fit, but it wasnt officially diagnosed, i just took it he was.
The speech therapist said when he was around 5 she considered him to be hyperlexic (i didnt mention it, it was a comment made by her)

My son has poor muscle tone so the spider writing is the norm! but he has a laptop provided by the LA which is fab cos will mean in the future exams wont be so much of a struggle..he is in the higher maths class too and number mad lol-oh and he could use the comp confidently at 3..cos he could read enter/back/type his name etc-we even had him cutting and pasting. My eldest son trained as a teacher and was more then amused by him!

I would read about it if i was you(im sure you have) and if he has other factors and he has difficulties with other things then ask at school for an assessment? As my son has noonans he automatically got assessed for the laptop etc, but yours wont?


thanks hun, your son sounds just like my boy. he isnt having difficulties in any subject , apart from his hand writting, hes just the same as the other kids in all the classes apart from reading, math and IT.
You could hold a full blown conversation with him at 16 months and understand every word he said

lol my son at age 5 was trying to teach my 65 year old dad how to use a laptop lol even now he asked my son for help and my boy shows him with no problem

After your first post i have looked at a few sites this morning and book marked a few to read tonight after hes gone to bed.

The only thing one teacher said to me when he started school at 3 was wow you taught him well to read and write, when i told her i didnt she said you must have he wouldnt be able to to it now. i did try to teach him but he just started doing it by himself, even now he amazes me at how much he knows/understands, much more then i did at his age . His teacher now loves having him in the class as he passes him the Math books to explain to the other kids lol.

my boy is starting to get annoyed by this , he feels the teacher is singling him out because he as my son puts it " knows the answers" same with the reading they do in class all the teachers call on my boy and he hates it.
I have spoken to them about it but they just say its good for him, i guess it is in a way.

the other thing ive noticed in the last 6 months is he is an amazing artist! didnt get that from me i cant draw a straight line lol
yet they dont take art in his year at school?

ryouga thats what i thought until i read this thread today have to wait and see





Edited By: vinylandtrinkets on Dec 03, 2010 19:18
#10
Ryouga you think the description i gave in the op is just clever?

i would have a read but also speak again to his teachers as i dont believe its good for him to be singled out in any way if not necessary..i mean does he feel angry cos the other kids comment? cos tbh being smart doesnt make our kids the most popular..i mean maybe when v young but as they get a little older. I would def nip the using him to teach the others in the bud. If he knows what theyre teaching then its their responsibility to teach him more advanced not get him to teach the less able IYKWIM
I would look at scholarships for your boy as if hes bright he will be better off..my eldest passed the tests and in year 7 was learning 3 languages, french, german and latin.
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plumberman01
Ryouga you think the description i gave in the op is just clever?

i would have a read but also speak again to his teachers as i dont believe its good for him to be singled out in any way if not necessary..i mean does he feel angry cos the other kids comment? cos tbh being smart doesnt make our kids the most popular..i mean maybe when v young but as they get a little older. I would def nip the using him to teach the others in the bud. If he knows what theyre teaching then its their responsibility to teach him more advanced not get him to teach the less able IYKWIM
I would look at scholarships for your boy as if hes bright he will be better off..my eldest passed the tests and in year 7 was learning 3 languages, french, german and latin.

I will be speaking to his teachers again on Monday, My boy told us tonight that he doesnt mind reading to the class but not the math as his mates are starting to tease him " teachers oet" . I wish they would teach our kids other languages , at the mo its just Welsh and even thats stopped for the last few months. My boy wants to learn Chinese and Spanish , hes always liked Spanish even when he was really little watching Dora he'd sit there repeating what she said and asking what it means in English , Chinese well i think thats because he wants to work for Nintendo
I will look into scholarships as he gets older i think hes to young at this time, I am hoping he continues to do well and doesnt start slowing down or getting even more bored in class, I think this is another reason why the the teachers give him the tasks they do but i could be wrong.
I hope you find the answers to your opening post hun, and thank you for giving me more information then ive ever had off my sons school.
#12
lol at Nintendo..the boy has a goal then? My son wants to be a maths teacher and do math and PE at uni!
Special needs is a label that always seems negative but a child can be 'gifted' and classed as SN as far as i know as my 2nd son was in languages when in high school. If he is viewed as SN then you can push for them to put a package in place to help him as he certainly shouldnt be bored!
I hope they sort this out for you. Let me know? you can pm me anytime xx
Re the op-
I will be seeing the SENCO in school next week and ask her(im not sure if she has experience of hyperlexia. I will also try the link FP put on for me. xx
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fp my son already has a statement and has help in school, and he was regarded as hyperlexic, just lately his ability doesnt seem what it was..
thanks tho for your links xx
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an update fanpages my son now wants to act and be a teacher :)
I was wrong as he wasnt statemented back then it was clasp funding he had and hes excelling :)
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plumberman01
an update fanpages my son now wants to act and be a teacher :)
I was wrong as he wasnt statemented back then it was clasp funding he had and hes excelling :)

:) I take it you have seen the most recent thread & come back here accordingly.

Thank you.

I'm glad he's getting on well. Being a Drama teacher seems to cover both requirements. Portraying a public & a private persona is probably something he is used to, so he should already have ample experience.

Best wishes to you both.

oh no its still maths he wants to teach. Number mad. I hadnt seen the new thread, just came up you had liked the comment here on this thread, so i looked.
Thank you tho im sure he will be successful whatever he does. Hes a confident very happy child, is now brown belt in karate and swims 200m in 4 strokes. He likes order, and rules, so we have very few behaviour issues and we can take him anywhere :) He is liked and has plenty of friends too. x

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