Ok. You're officially scaring the crap out of me now.
I'm speechless.....We can fix this. Maybe we can send him some 'hooked on phonics' or something.Edit:
Apparently he can read, though its not very impressive, and I wonder how much of what he reads, he actually comprehends. I don't think he would score very high on a literacy test.https://youtu.be/U4HrPSTOgxU
WOW!!! Look at when he reads that! He REPEATS every two words and mulls over it with nonsense before he reads the next bit. And then back tracks and re-reads the whole bit again
--especially when getting to more complex vocabulary like 'detrimental', AND THEN HE REPEATS 'DETRIMENTAL' TWICE! That's actually similar to 'echolalia' when you repeat something because you don't understand it (typically reserved for the mentally ill or babies).
Notice he has no ability to read a fluid sentence and has to make some very long pauses between words; AND THIS IS ASSUMING he spent hours (or days)
studying this to be able to get this far.
As David Pakman noted, the exaggerated hand movements can also be found in those who are illiterate as a coping mechanism.