I just want to know. My autistic SS just did that and I am floored.Answer Question
Yes four year olds CAN do that with proper teaching. Four year olds can read and write if the parents have enough time to devote to teaching their kid to do so. I know of some 14 month olds that can read a few words. Average children as young as 9 months have been known to be able to recognize written words and pictures. I.E. a 9 month old can see the word foot on TV and when asked, point to what that word is and they can point to their own feet. With patience and deligence, a four year old can read, write and count as well as a 2nd grader.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 8:09 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
He COULD be a MILD autistic savant but there are usually more profound signs with savants. Savants usually have unusually great memory or musical skills. Being able to write to 20 without ever being taught COULD qualify him as an autistic savant.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 8:14 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by girlneffy at 8:15 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by amydh at 11:41 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:19 AM on Oct. 22, 2008
My son just turned five, and we've instructed him on how to write since he was two. His teachers have told me how amazed they are how well he writes (sometimes better than second graders). My three year olds have been instructed-but they don't care. I think both is pretty normal. But not being instructed, and being able to do it anyway-yes, I'd say that that's pretty amazing. My brother-in-laws, yes, two of them, are autistic, and I think it's amazing what they can do. Aren't they awesome!!!??
Answer by McGregor at 11:22 AM on Oct. 22, 2008
Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:03 PM on Oct. 30, 2008