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Is there a relationship between aspergers and various dyslexias?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Dyslexias and other forms of learning disorders are genetically unrelated to asperger's disorder or autism.

In brief: No

Dyslexias and other forms of learning disorders are genetically unrelated to asperger's disorder or autism.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Hyperlexia

Young children with asperger syndrome can have "hyperlexia, " teaching themselves to read at very early ages or having reading abilities that seem very advanced.
Overdeveloped rote memory & pattern recognition account for this. Deficits in reading comprehension may not become obvious till 3rd grade, but deficits in pragmatic language (conversation) & prosody (intonation) may be noted much earlier.

In brief: Hyperlexia

Young children with asperger syndrome can have "hyperlexia, " teaching themselves to read at very early ages or having reading abilities that seem very advanced.
Overdeveloped rote memory & pattern recognition account for this. Deficits in reading comprehension may not become obvious till 3rd grade, but deficits in pragmatic language (conversation) & prosody (intonation) may be noted much earlier.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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