Autism - Savant
Savant Skills - the focus here is on examples of prodigious savants
- memorization - superior memory is a common feature of savant syndrome, but it also can be a special skill in its own right.
- lightening calculation - this is exhibited in the instantaneous calculation of multiplications, square roots, etc.
- calendar calculating - often involving the ability to identify the day of the week upon which a particular date falls.
- musical ability - this is a relatively common savant skill, the co-occurrence of musical genius, blindness and learning disability is a striking feature here. Savants will have perfect pitch, and can play a complete piece of music after hearing it only once.
- artistic ability - not as common as musical abilities, but there are savants with exceptional painting, sculpture, and especially drawing skills.
- language ability - this is fairly rare, but there is one well documented case