- From the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, educate is either to provide schooling for, to train by formal instruction and supervised practice especially in a skill, trade, or profession or to develop mentally, morally, or aesthetically especially by instruction. It can also be defined as to provide with information or to persuade or condition to feel, believe, or act in a desired way (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educate)
TO LEARN OR NOT TO LEARN
We have a hyperlexic son, to make him happy requires lots of efforts. First, we would have to support his autistic part, to make him calmer from all the over sensitivities he faces daily and to be more content. Then only we can support his high functioning of advancement, where he continuously need to be stimulated with learning new topics and subjects that are usually beyond his age. If he can’t learn more and keeps learning the same topics he has already mastered, he will become depressed and unhappy. Letting him to learn more than his age is helping him to be happy and from our observation, has made him more focused, content and well behaved. If your child wants to learn more, to support him or her and enjoy the learnings together.