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SensiGirl is hyperlexic. She has been able to read well since the age of two or so. It has been quite handy when she wasn't able to talk or having a meltdown and then have the written word to show her to reassure her of what was going to happen next. The verbal words are starting to flow a bit more easily now, and the print reassurance isn't always needed for backup.Lately she has been talking more, and using words and phrases I didn't realize she picked up. These are not the canned phrases from watching TV or her iPad. These are conversational phrases that her brother, dad and I use. She uses words like concerned, drowsy, and whole phrases like "It's almost time for lunch." She is surprising me almost every day now.
I was shocked the other day when she announced to me while sitting on the sofa, "I'm bored." I was speechless. It only makes sense, really, Random Guy must tell me that about 5 times a day.
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She gets to tell me and her teachers how she is feeling and why, not just "I'm angry!" but
" I'm angry..."
"That he's not here?"
See, a conversation! There is a bit a intuitiveness going on with all the adults in her life as to what will come next in the conversation, but she has that give and take going. She is also learning about intuiting what comes next and how to respond to those expected exchanges. She is starting to use more word combinations and grammar.
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