15-year old can't (really) read
This is painful and embarrassing to write, but my 15-year old son (10th grade) is an incredibly poor reader. He knows how to put words together and can read them out loud, very haltingy, if forced. But he takes nothing in. I have sat next to him while he "read" a book (pausing the appropriate time on each page and then turning it) but when asked what the book was about, he will have no idea. He says that he just "looks at the words." I try to find opportunities for him to read - "hey, can you read out this recipe" or "can you look up this on the internet" - but he will get out of it if he can. He hasn't even signed up for drivers ed yet because I told him he had to research the requirements, which requires reading - and he can't wait to drive! I read aloud to him until he was 13, and we've had tutors in the past (including Linda Mood Bell), but nothing has moved the needle. Is there some training, some miracle worker out there? Thanks!