We had our 6 month IEP meeting yesterday and I got some troubling news from ds's sp ed teacher. She said that she is really looking for them to change is IEP from being listed as severe learning delays to severe learning disabilities. She stated he is just not getting phonics and word recognition. He has been trying to learn the same 5 sight words since the beginning of the school year. He cannot seem to remember them. He can remember the order of certain letters, in other words he makes good grades on his spelling test but he has to have a lot of guidance to do it. He just can't get the letters to come together to form the words when it comes to reading them. Does anyone know a program maybe a free one online that I can use to help him learn? I am not giving up on him and neither is his teacher but she said she does want me to be aware of the difficulties he is having. Oh and he is in the first grade (7yrs old).