After listening to some wise people's advise, I've started teaching V his letter using ASL. You probably remember that we were hitting a brick wall despite using a lot of different modalities and methods. Well, surprise surprise: V knows a,b,c,d,e,f,g after only 2 days! Not bad?! He has about an 80% success rate. I also make him write them on his magic board, but don't push him to much yet. I have watched quite a few videos on ABA methods and use it as well to keep him focused and engage. At first he tried to argue about the rules or did not quite understood them. I would say "say the letter" while holding a flash card (ASL hand, upper and lower case) but he would repeat "say the letter". But eventually he picked up on what he was supposed to do, and fairly quickly too. He was focused for about 15minute, enjoyed the small rewards after each answer and actually retained the info from day 1 to day 2. That is amazing. husband warned me that the kindergarten teacher next year will not see the challenges that V faces if I'm too successful with him over the summer. He has a point, but I'm guessing V will still not learn at the same rate as the other kids if he requires that level of attention. It really is a catch 22: give him all the attention he needs to amke him ready and get denied the help he most definitely need at school. Or let him be for now, go through a rough time in August when school start but hopefully make the school realise that he does need extra help. Despite what husband says, I also think it is important to find the right method for him (more than the actually learning of the letters). If I now what works, maybe the school will listen and carry it over? I'm quite happy about this little success and stay focus on it despite V's attitude this last few days.