My niece's son is eleven, but has a reading age of 5. He is given homework, which he cannot do 'Spend 20 minutes on it, then leave it' (Teacher) but he gets very upset and insists he has to complete it, gets increasingly frustrated etc I think the school is failing him. He has some classroom support and my niece is hoping to get him into a special school next year, rather than the local comp, but she is at her wits end (lone parent with a useless ex-husband and older son). Can anyone out there offer any ideas to help her help her son reach his potential? Thanks!!