The problem is that my son has a very hard time reading. When we sit down for reading time, he clams up. I have tried phonics and sight reading, and he still clams up. How can I help him?
I would suggest that either you or the school obtain a full educational evaluation of your son so that the extent of his reading problems can be determined. The sooner this is done the better. There are specialized reading tutors who can help a student catch up in their reading -- even over the summer. I don't expect your son to be overjoyed at the prospect of tutoring -- we all like to avoid those tasks that are difficult for us. He sounds as if he has some good skills that may be sidelined (to use a football term!) if he doesn't read with greater ease. Talk with the school psychologist about what your next evaluation step should be. Good luck.