13-Year Old and Reading Troubles
We have a 13 year old boy who does not like to read and we believe this is affecting his test/quiz grades in school. What he has told us is that he loses interest very quickly, about 1/2 page or less, and does not retain much of anything. His mind wanders when he starts to read. As his father, I remember having the same difficulties when I was young and I never got into reading. My reading skills today are what I call technical reading and only pick out the items I am interested. I would like to help my son to enjoy reading, which will help his grades in school but I don’t know how to structure any type of lessons. I have found personally that when I read faster I can grasp some of the words better and understand and enjoy reading more. It may sound a bit weird but my thought is that his mind is going too fast and needs to slow down to read, which causes him to lose interest. Does anyone have any insight on this type of problem?