My DS (4 years old suspected on spectrum with speech delay, vision, fine/gross motor delay) has really gone into overdrive with his hyperlexia. He probably knows 300+ words. Last night we pulled down a puzzle we had not done in months. It has 40 animal names each on their own white background. You are supposed to match them with the photo. He knew them without thinking even a second. Although he told me "look two mouses!" One said mouse and the other said moose. I explained the difference by showing him the pics.
Even his Slp tried an experiment. If D'S doesn't answer a question after a few times she writes it down and points to it. He reads it and then answers her. So maybe he has a delay in the auditory processing but not in the visual processing of the question and can answer it?
Anyway I am wondering if anyone has tried any books that help kids with this specific issue. I saw a book online that is $60 and claims to help hyperlexics gain understanding/comprehending through their site story that uses sight words that are familiar.
Anyway, these are a few sentences I wrote last night to give you an idea what he can read
The brown monkey likes to eat the yellow bananas
I want zero cookies.
The kangaroo can jump very high (wasn't sure what "very" was)