Hyperlexia Explained – Hyperlexic Info

Informational video about Hyperlexia, which includes symptoms, graphics, and illustrations on what Hyperlexia is and how it is related to autism.

Autism Symptoms Video

This autism video is part of a series of autism videos from a half-hour special on autism. This segment is very informative and gives the signs, symptoms, and characteristics of autism at an early age. Autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 12 months old. This is extremely important because the studies have shown that the earlier treatment and therapy can begin, the better chance of success for that child later in life. When autism is suspected in a young child, common things to look for include:
  • No smiling or cooing by 6 months
  • No back and forth interaction by 9 months
  • Lacking eye contact
  • Delayed speech
  • No response to own name by 12 months
  • No two-word phrases by 24 months
  • Lack of social interaction by 24 months
  • More symptoms in video below….

3 Year Old Child with Autism Spinning

Video of non-verbal child with autism exhibiting classic behaviors such as spinning, humming, and hand flapping. These actions are also known as self stimulatory behaviors AKA stimming.

Repetitive Behaviors of Autism in Target

This video was taken at a Target store by the boy’s mother when he was seven years old. According to his mom, this repetitive behavior was going on for 15 minutes prior to being filmed. These types of repetitive activities are very typical for children with autism spectrum disorders.


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Did You Know?

  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 110 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 70 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys
  • * Autism has an annual cost of $90 billion worldwide
  • * The estimated healthcare costs of someone with autism over their lifetime is $3.2 million

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