How do I bring up the subject of reading with someone I think is illiterate?
Most adults who are illiterate feel a lot of shame and embarrassment about their struggles with reading and writing. They develop coping methods to hide their challenges, and many feel that they will never be able to change. The best thing you can do when talking to someone about illiteracy is to be understanding and encouraging. No one ever chooses to become illiterate, and illiteracy is rarely a reflection of intelligence.