I’ve always been hyperlexic. My verbal comprehension has improved greatly since I was a child, despite my auditory processing difficulties. Even though things are much better – I’ll always be hyperlexic.
It’s a good thing I LOVE reading.
Hyperlexia is a syndrome that is characterized by a child’s precocious ability to read (far above what would be expected at their age), significant difficulty in understanding and using verbal language (or a profound nonverbal learning disability) and significant problems during social interactions.
It is beyond frustrating to have so much to say and not be able to express things in face to face conversations. When I try to talk it’s as if I know the information but my brain is holding back the words.
My arguments are ineffective and unpersuasive and the words come out making me sound uneducated and shy. I cannot beg or force the words. Nothing helps the words are unavailable to me.
I am not the person people see in these moments – I am the voice behind my keyboard.
The thoughts and information is still inside, even when I cannot express it as you stand in front of me.
I am so grateful for my keyboard. I am so happy that I learned to type and write in school. This has turned my Hyperlexia into more of a blessing . I am so grateful to have found my words.