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Einstein Syndrome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Einstein Syndrome is a term used to describe exceptionally bright people with a slow development of speech (unlikely to have conversations before age four). Beyond the delayed development of speaking, the effects of Einstein syndrome is almost identical to those of Asperger syndrome.

Commonalities:

  • Delayed speech development
  • Usually boys
  • Highly educated parents
  • Musically gifted (families)
  • Puzzle solving abilities
  • Lagging social development
  • Delayed toilet training
  • Strong Wills
  • Highly Selective Interests
  • Outstanding Memories
  • Unusual Concentration and Absorption of What They Are Doing


My oldest son was diagnosed with Einstein Syndrome by Dr. Stephen Camarata at Vanderbilt University. This is a subject that is very important to me and my family! I have 2 books written by Thomas Sowell that I HIGHLY recommend if you have a bright, late-talking child at home.

  1. Late Talking Children
  2. The Einstein Syndrome

Both written by Thomas Sowell.

Through the studies of Dr. Stephen Camarata, it was discovered that aspects of these children's lives seemed to follow a pattern. The children are not social with peers, they are stubborn in nature, potty training usually happens later than other children, they are usually great analytical thinkers. Lastly, they come from the same parental background. Their parents, grandparents and aunts/uncles are in three various professions: musicians, mathematicians (analytical thinkers) and engineering. Most importantly, these children do not suffer from any underlying speech disorders. Their hearing is fine and they do not have motor skills that are affecting their speech.

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