When Babies Read: A Practical Guide to Helping Young Children with Hyperlexia, Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

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Chapter 11
Ten Commandments

Thou shalt see this as a blessing, not a curse

I thought I was pretty optimistic about life. But when I had my first child, the only thing I wanted was for him to be healthy. I agreed with the sentiment that I didn’t care what color eyes or hair he had, just that he had ten fingers and ten toes and he was “healthy.” Why was that important to me? I really can’t answer that question anymore because I now see so many blessings from having a special child. As hard as it has been at times, it is all worth it. I have learned to see all people as equal. I have learned not to judge a misbehaving child without knowing the circumstances. I have learned to research and work and fight for my child only to see wonderful things come to fruition. I have learned that financial security is over-rated, and I have no problem giving up all I have to help my child. I have come to appreciate a loving, dedicated husband who is able to step in and be “mom” at a moment’s notice. I have seen a little sister who sees a child with a disability no differently than a typical child because she has been involved with them every day of her life. There is no end to the blessings our family have received, and they well outweigh the challenges we have had to endure.


Thou shalt accept help

Realize that there is no way that you can do this alone. It is hoped you have a supportive family. Let your partner be a part of your child’s therapy and education. The fact is that you’re going to need a break once in a while, and if you don’t have someone who can step in when needed, you’re not going to get that respite. When people offer help, take it. When your life gets

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When Babies Read: A Practical Guide to Helping Young Children with Hyperlexia, Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Foreword 9
  • Preface 11
  • Acknowledgements 13
  • Chapter 1 - Something about Him 15
  • Chapter 2 - The Walking Paradox 19
  • Chapter 3 - The Case for Teaching Reading 32
  • Chapter 4 - Teaching Babies to Read 45
  • Chapter 5 - Line of Attack 73
  • Chapter 6 - Learning Early Social Expectations 88
  • Chapter 7 - Navigating the School System 106
  • Chapter 8 - Customizing Behavior Therapy 118
  • Chapter 9 - Customizing Language Therapy 132
  • Chapter 10 - Theory of Mind 147
  • Chapter 10 - Ten Commandments 153
  • Appendix A - Special Education Law in the United States 157
  • Appendix B - Some Useful Organizations in the UK 168
  • Appendix C - Glossary and Diagnostic Criteria 170
  • References 179
  • Subject Index 181
  • Author Index 189
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