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I ‘escaped’ into every book I found as a child and wouldn’t hear or see anything around me (hyperfocus I guess), but had a cousin who hated reading. What helped was comic books, graphic novels and non-fiction science/history books with easy ‘experiments’ you could try yourself as a kid. I remember us reading all about different kinds of scripts (hieroglyphs, cuneiform, medieval) and creating our own clay tablets and ink, going out to determine plants, trees and mushrooms etc. Really engaging with the written word seemed to help her a lot and made reading something that, while difficult, was interesting and rewarding.