This article describes the major signs of a learning disability.
Doesn't read spontaneously, for pleasure or for information.
Claims he "can't find" anything to read.
Gets upset when she is assigned reading for homework and reads at a painfully slow pace.
Has trouble with ordinary, everyday reading (reading signs, following the instructions on a package, using a recipe, and the like).
When reading aloud, frequently hesitiates, mispronounces words, reads them out of order, or says the wrong words (saw for was, bone for done, man for men and the like.
(Source: Your Role in Education)