Yes he sees the reading specialist. He doesn't have dyslexia or anything like that and he is reading almost
at grade level (4th grade). He has what they call a non-verbal learning disability which basically means he doesn't process written information in the usual way.
Much of the time I read to him (which is fine with the teachers). If he hears the information he understands it much better.
I don't mind reading to him but we both prefer we read from our own list together instead of the assigned work from school. I would like him to be a bit more self directed with the school's assignments (so we an just enjoy each other while reading). I was wondering if the text to speech thing might help with that.
I was a bit bothered by the fact that I read that while using the text to speech function that the pages turned by themselves so the story wasn't interrupted. I would much prefer that he had to read along and pay attention enough to turn the pages.
I'm also worried that the voice might be robotic which I think would cause him to lose interest.