(still haven't figured out how to close caption videos myself) Recently the topic came up about how some studies (believed to be dated)show that deaf people even in high school are not beyond about a fourth grade reading level. Well, some of us don't agree! This book he is not familiar with and has little trouble reading it. It's on a 4-8 year old level, meaning a 4 yr old could understand it and an 8 yr old could read it independently. You'll see he's only six and does very well for his first independent reading of it. There is a difference in learning to read and reading to learn. This transition usually takes place by fourth grade where kids have to learn to comprehend and actually acquire and retain knowledge from what they are reading. Reading expands vocabulary as well. Gage doesn't LOVE to read, he finds it boring so I buy those four wheeler and truck magazines, he loves those. The trick is finding something interesting to them.