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Tammet's mental imagery of numbers is unique. In his mind, he says, each number up to 10,000 has its own unique shape and feel, that he can "see" results of calculations as landscapes, and that he can "sense" whether a number is prime or composite.
Tammet holds the European record for memorising and recounting pi to 22,514 digits in just over five hours.
Tammet is creating a new language called Mänti. Mänti has many features related to Finnish and Estonian, both of which are Finno-ugric languages. Some sources credit Tammet as creating the Uusisuom and Lapsi languages as well.
Tammet was challenged to learn Icelandic in one week, a language with a popular reputation as one of the world's most difficult languages to learn. Seven days later he appeared on Icelandic television conversing in Icelandic, with his Icelandic language instructor saying it was "not human."
Tammet created and operates the online e-learning company, Optimnem.
Originally posted by asala
I used to teach a boy with Autism, he was at the time unable to talk,
After intense teaching things like eye contact and opening and closing doors he started to respond very well,
It was hard to get him to interact with other children, and he like to do the same activities over and over again,
He also never liked being hugged this upset him alot,
Have you thought about looking in to some programs or help centres so that you can be kept up to date with all the latest things?
I really really do suggest getting together with other parents there are so many things out there to help your child live a fulfilling life,
Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
I think that the highly intelligent get a little overloaded and miss out on some of the basics. Just my opinion.
Originally posted by lombozo
When you compliment him on what he did, he acts like everybody can do it, no big deal.
That being said, he has absolutely no common sense.
Originally posted by Essedarius
I think the difficulty of dealing with autistic children, even high-functioning Asperger's kids, is that we as adults often map our emotions on to them.
Originally posted by robertfenix
... he can learn how to express and experience emotions and to develop sympathy.