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Hyperlexia Powerpoint

Hyperlexia Powerpoint

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Description of what hyperlexia is and strategies to help students k-8 with reading comprehension!
Description of what hyperlexia is and strategies to help students k-8 with reading comprehension!

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Hyperlexia and Reading Comprehension
Kristen Coughlan EDUC 565 April 2014
 
What is Hyperlexia?
 
There is no precise definition of hyperlexia.
 
It is not in the DSM
(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
except as “an example of a possible associated feature of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)” (Kupperman, p. 25).
 
There are varying definitions and opinions about hyperlexia.
 
What is Hyperlexia?
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Murdick, Gartin, and Rao (2004) state that hyperlexia was first mentioned in 1967 when “Silberberg and Silberberg used it to identify a developmental disability characterized by superior word recognition and decoding skills accompanied by delayed development of cognitive language abilities and poor understanding and comprehension of written word” (p. 56).

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