There is a possibility that your child may be hyperlexic. Hyperlexia is the ability to read words beyond the normal expectation of a certain age, even if hyperlexic children are very fascinated with letters and numbers. But while this may be considered as a superability, hyperlexics have difficulties of their own. Your child may have a difficult time understanding verbal language, and answering who, what, when, where, why, and how questions.
Hyperlexics need intensive therapy sessions because of their struggle to communicate. If you think your child may have this difficulty, then you should bring him to a professional for immediate evaluation. The sooner you do this, the better, so that you can avoid further problems such as your child’s inability to conduct himself well socially.
Landa Bautista, curriculum director, The Learning Center, Inc., Parañaque City Websites: speechdelay.com ; howkidsdevelop.com ; kidshealth.