As I've said before, J is just not ready for or interested in reading. Is this because of a learning disability or just because he isn't ready? He doesn't know all the alphabet - knows about a dozen letters, at most - and is jut very resistant to working on them at home. I've tried choosing a letter and writing it up big, thinking of words it begins with, sticking a piece of paper onto objects at home with the first letter written on (of the word in French, obviously), making the letter with our bodies - he likes that best, thinks its funny - and playing alphabet games on the computer. He does not WANT to do any of it and as soon as I start, will begin groaning, not listening, start covering his ears or scrawling pictures, playing with his toys. Forcing it just seems pointless and counter=productive. But he is in a system where he is now learning to read... not a good fit. I had an interview with his new, male, class teacher the other day, about this and about his ADHD and possibility of a learning disorder. He seems open and sympathetic, though knowing nothing of ADHD and never having taught an ADHD child. He seems in agreement with the idea of going slow and not pushing it... but it means J will get left further and further behind. Any ideas or inspirations?