If your stepson has had reading problems all along and no one in the school has referred him for evaluation in the past, they've got some catching up to do. I would ask them to hire a tutor trained in reading disabilities or learning disabilities to work with him this summer. If he is reading at the second grade level, he's unlikely to be successful in summer school, unless they read EVERYTHING to him. You can get all of his books on tape by contacting Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. This may take some time, but at least you'll have a way to get knowledge into his head, even if his reading skills are low. Incidentally, if your stepson's math computation (not word problem-solving) skills are higher than his reading skills, this is an indication that he is bright enough to learn, and that he should benefit from the right kind of teaching.
Reading Problems and ADHD
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