10-Year-Old Boy With Autism is Able to Speak Eight Languages
Many people with autism are known for being extraordinarily gifted at memorization and attention to detail. It would not be a stretch to say that Ramses Sanguino, a 10-year-old boy from California with autism, is a genius when it comes to language. Although he is still in fourth grade, Ramses eight languages, by his own count: English, Spanish, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, and Chinese.
Ramses amazing memory doesn’t stop with language. According to a report this month by CBS8.com, Ramses mother, Nix Sanguino, said that as a young child, he had already memorized the periodic table and every country in the world. Sanguino acknowledged that her son’s mind operates on a different wavelength than ordinary people’s, saying that
“he doesn't communicate in a way that we do."
“He analyzes everything by numbers and shapes so he is making with his hands what he is seeing in his brain," Sanguino explained. "He has been doing that since he was a baby."
During the Covid-19 quarantine, Ramses younger brother Eros inspired him to write a book about understanding the need for quarantining.
“In that moment, he understood that by staying home he was saving lives,” the book says, referring to its titular protagonist, the “Little Red Monster.” “He was a hero! And the little red monster never forgot to wear his mask, and keep his social distance.”