Hyperverbal Autists

When autism first started to be diagnosed, people thought of autistic people as nonverbal, or acquiring verbal skills slowly and haltingly. This stereotype still persists and is part of the reason why many autists are missed or dismissed, if they seem to have good verbal skills. Sometimes these autists are called “hyperverbal.” I feel like I want to make a Hannah Gadsby joke about this being a complete misunderstanding of “hyperverbal.” I had a lot of…

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