my son is 11 years old and is still not reading on his own, he tries but gets very frustrated.
He was diagnosed with high functioning autism (asperger's syndrome) when he was 7.5 years old.
We have tried so many phonics programs that are out there and so many other reading programs and nothing has worked in the 8.5 years we have been homeschooling. He cannot retain sight words and cannot retain phonics sounds.
I am looking into having him tested for dyslexia, but that is proving to be very trying. We did a consultation at a local doctor and everything has to be paid out of pocket for this particular doctor and the other 2 companies I have checked into.
I am leaning more toward the 2 online companies as we won't have to worry about travel time and all the gas and wear and tear on the vehicle we have (we are down to one). Our biggest issue is the fact that we only have 1 income and since our son is receiving SSI for his disabilities we are unable to save money for services like this to pay up front.
Not sure that I am allowed to put the names of the online companies on this site, so I just wanted to ask has anyone unsed any online dyslexia testing company and if so, was it a good deal.