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Both my daughters have ADHD, combined type. Although my older daughter loves to read, my 11 year old hates to read. It helps to find things of high interest- joke books and science facts. Until she decided she was too old this summer, we would read to her at night. If it was a mystery hook or something magical, then she would want to see how it ended and start reading herself.

We also have a subscription for her to Cobblestone magazine as she likes history. You could look into something like cricket magazine or see if the library has it or a kids Science magazine.

Books on tape are also a wonderful way to improve vocabulary and comprehension for a child who struggles with reading, or just avoids it. Not to take the place of reading, but supplement it so child gets exposed to same content and vocabulary as peers.

Good luck.