An Important Note on Intelligence
Before jumping off to one of the pages on this website that address the various diet, vision, and phonics issues already mentioned, please take a minute or two to read the following page titled Can Intelligence Be Changed? The short answer is “yes,” but, unfortunately, it can change in either direction. It can decrease as well as increase and it’s more likely to be decreasing while a child is struggling with a reading problem.
The message to get from that page, though, is that it can indeed be increased, and that after a reading problem has been addressed, the parental focus should switch to ensuring that such an increase actually does take place.