Hi there! 7yo DS has just been diagnosed with hyperlexia. We've been struggling with an appropriate diagnosis for my son for years.....diagnosed with severe language disorder at 3, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder at 5. Which explained some of the behaviours and struggles that he displayed, but not others. He's had numerous assessments, all which showed huge discrepancies in scores which didn't really make sense, autistic-like traits but not enough to classify as ASD, and the developmental paed struggled to really figure it all out.
He was finally sent for a neuropsych evaluation, which revealed that he is hyperlexic, along with having difficulties with executive function and working memory (yet brilliant memory in general!).
In a sense I feel relieved that there are finally answers!! Reading through the information, it truly is DS to a tee, it completes that missing piece of the puzzle.
However, now I'm kind of fearful...what does this mean for his future? Will he always struggle? Due to it's link/similarity to ASD, is it a recognized disability that he will be able to get extra school funding for?? His teacher this year is absolutely brilliant and very insightful towards DS's struggles, she feels that year 3 (next year) will probably be quite hard for him as demand increases, and thinks that he would probably need a teachers aide.
I have no idea about therapies/treatments at this stage, the neuropsych is in the process of organizing therapy with the clinical psych.
I'm not quite sure the exact purpose of this post, lol. Guess I just need to get it out there, I would love to hear from others who have experience with this also, feeling a bit alone with it currently.