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Helping Boys Read

My son loves to read, and is at the top of his first grade class. I would estimate that he is reading at a 3rd or 4th grade level. He has accomplished this stunning feat this year, thanks to good teachers, and some careful strategies that my husband and I have employed to create a great reader in our son. Now before you go and dismiss my son as being smart, or precocious, or extra focused you need to know that he has ADHD. He cannot focus, sit still for long, or even tolerate a long book. In addition, his father is dyslexic and Ben showed many signs of dyslexia, which we have now learned were due to the ADHD. We do treat his ADHD with medication and that has helped, but it did not teach him to read. My primary message to parents is to read to and with...
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