Monthly Archives: June 2010

Going with the Flow

Often I’m asked what is the most important thing we’ve learned in raising Nate. It’s this: go with the flow. I was never the kind of person who let important things slide, but in raising a hyperlexic child, there’s only … Continue reading

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A Monster of a Difference

One of my favorite short stories is Born of Man and Woman by sci-fi giant Richard Matheson. It’s 3 1/2 pages of glorious prose, told first person by an 8-year-old creature who lives, chained to the wall, in his family’s … Continue reading

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How’d He Do?

For the record, Nate got a 90 on the essay posted in “Cyber-Summer School.” He was praised for his use of details and character development. His hyperlexic skills of memory and attention to specifics paid off.

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A Glimpse Into An Alternate Universe

On June 3rd, Nate noted that he was celebrating the tenth anniversary of his “End of the Year Party.” When third grade was ending, he said to us that he wanted to have a party for all the kids in Mrs. … Continue reading

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Wondering About the Whys

As parents, Karen and I spent little to no time wondering why Nate was hyperlexic. To us, it wasn’t relevant to the task at hand. We saw our job as getting as much out of Nate as possible, working with … Continue reading

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Cyber-Summer School

It’s always been important to keep Nate on some kind of summer schedule. When he was in high school, I would get the following year’s English curriculum and we would watch movies all summer of the books he’d have to … Continue reading

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Mission Of Complex

Since early 1993, our family has been coping, working and, yes, succeeding, in dealing with our oldest son Nate’s hyperlexia. Now almost 20, Nate has achieved what many thought was impossible: he has just finished his freshman year of college … Continue reading

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