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They may be referring to hyperlexia (rather than hyperverbal ability): Hyperlexic children are characterized by word-reading ability well above what would be expected given their age. ... Some experts believe that most children with hyperlexia, or perhaps even all of them, lie on the autism spectrum. But as far as verbal ability goes, since autism is a ...


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Yes, this may happen with Asperger subtype of autism. AS had already been described in 1981 by Lorna Wing, who first proposed the term to refer to a special subgroup of children who, according to Asperger’s original description, were characterized by: social isolation and lack of reciprocity in social interactions; normal or precocious language acquisition, ...


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Children experiment and practice. They produce sounds and then listen to their own sounds as well as those produced by others around them. Part of this experiment and practice is the stage of language development referred to as babbling. During babbling, infants work towards producing sounds specific to the language they've been exposed to and gradually ...


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Christine Kenneally asks a number of famous linguists this question and gives all their answers side by side at the end of her book "The first word" (2007). There's not really much consensus! Some say yes, some say no, and there's quite a bit of variety in the justification for each. Plus also some interesting intermediate answers that are something like "...


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Introverts Process Information Deeply Trying to think of exactly the right word is called “word retrieval.” And this can be hard for introverts. In social situations, this may translate to us falling behind fast-talking extroverts. At work, we may come off sounding like we don’t know what we’re talking about, even when we do. In the classroom, we may shrink ...


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