I'm reading Sandra Rief's book, The ADD/ADHD Checklist. Are we headed in the right direction? Are there other resources that you can direct us to? We're considering putting our son in public school for Reading Recovery and special education.
It's difficult to recommend the type of setting that would be most appropriate for your son because the quality of instruction provided is the critical factor. For example, Reading Recovery is an excellent one-to-one tutorial program with highly trained teachers for beginning readers. It is not, however, a program designed for dyslexics.
In general the best teaching approach for young dyslexic children combines direct, intensive instruction with phonemic awareness activities (learning how sounds work in words) with systematic direct instruction in decoding skills, typically an Orton-Gillingham approach to learning how to read. You can find out more about this from the International Dyslexia Association at http://www.interdys.org or 1-800-ABCD123.
Other useful resources are: