I have a girl in 3rd grade who cannot read. She has been with me since K. In K she was removed to foster care and put on meds. For the rest of that year she was focused and began learning some letters and sounds. Mom regained custody and promptly took her off meds because she claimed it stunted the girl's growth (mom is less than 5' tall) The girl lost what ever she had learned and her attention span has increased very little in the following years. She is finally beginning to try to write some words that sort of look like what she is trying to say. She is well behaved, but becoming very frustrated because she can't read. Short term memory is a problem so from day to day she forgets what she has learned the day before. Mom didn't learn how to read til 13 and she is afraid the same thing is happening to her daughter. Has anyone used a program that seems to help with children like this? Our core program is SRA and it doesn't work with this child.