My kid (son) takes forever to read chapters or any longer material.
Some of the problems slow reading contributes to: no time to finish tests involving much reading, studying takes longer, assistance to course work that comes in the form of yet more material to be read is considered excruciating and likely to be left by the wayside or used lightly, seldom reading for pleasure, avoidance of courses that require much, being pushed to read faster means the understanding of what is read suffers...
To me, this is like being bad in mathematics and avoiding everything that smacks of math. It can rule your life and affect the types of career choices you'll have eventually.
I have a kid who is an A student and is smashing with the elegant solutions of math and concise writing of science where he feels his career lies. Yet being able to read is so essential, especially as a college student immediately.
Are you or were you a slow reader and if so, were you able to improve? How? If not, does your career choice accommodate you by not requiring much reading/writing?
I'll admit I'm puzzled since once again I'm at 180 degrees from my son--a speed demon reader and no problem with writing tomes. (However, I avoided math because I couldn't seem to retain what I'd learned long term.)