Kelly - posted on 01/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is 7-years-old and in 2nd grade in public school. He is the youngest in his class and he's been struggling with reading since 1st grade. His school is very proactive. He's in Title 1. He has one-on-one tutoring that adds up to an hour a day 4 days a week. His grades are good. The school wants him tested for a learning disability. I'm on the fence about that. I think it's going to "click" and he'll eventually be as fluent as they want him to be. His biggest trouble is sounding out words he doesn't know and then losing comprehension because he has to stop reading. That said, he's made great progress in the last 8 weeks. I think if they give him some more time he will catch up. I feel like my kid is the only kid who isn't reading Harry Potter at age 7. Can you share success stories from your own kids struggling and then soaring? I'd love to hear them! Thanks!