Hyperlexia has a number of indicators, and children with Hyperlexia may:
Hyperlexia can be displayed through various characteristics, and not all children and young people will present in the same way.
At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.
Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion
Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:
On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.
Due to the number of areas being assessed during an assessment for Hyperlexia we have a broad range of assessments available to use. The most common assessments we would use include:
The above are a selection of possible assessments we may use, an individual will likely be asked to complete a variety of subtests from different assessments to provide a holistic understanding of their needs.
After an assessment, strengths and needs will have been identified in order to be used to support a child or young person. Following an assessment recommendations may be made in relation to a child or young person’s learning style. A report will be provided following an assessment.
Interventions which use written language over verbal language are very useful when it comes to children and young people with Hyperlexia learning new information. Specific interventions may be chosen according to the individual and their identified needs. Interventions may focus on social skills, social communication, anxiety, verbal language skills or making environmental changes.
A quote will be provided for a Hyperlexia assessment following a 2 hour initial discussion. The time it will take to assess for traits of Hyperlexia would depend on previous assessments already completed and any existing diagnoses.
Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.