HI, I have a friend whose 5th grade son is on an IEP. He has severe difficulty reading, particularly with fluency. The school district gave its standard tests (think just IQ and achievement). He is bright, and actually has excellent comprehension of what he reads, just reads very slowly and with a great deal of difficulty and has horrendous spelling. No other obvious LDs or mental health issues. The mom wants to know more specifically what is wrong and whether there are targeted interventions that are necessary. (The child receives some pullout support now in a small group which focuses on various language arts skills , but not sure there is much specificity to this child's particular problems. My son is in the same one, with completely different reading issues). So here's my question: can she ask they he be tested for some specific reading disabilities, should she ask that he have specific tests (which ones), and are there specfic interventions depending on the disability? Where can she go to learn more about what she should specifically ask for? Thanks. P.