You have got to check out this little girl who is READING at 17 months old! I think that I find this so amazing because my little girl is the very same age and still has a very limited vocabulary. We have also faced children with very delayed reading. My oldest really struggled with reading until she was about 8 or 9 years old. Now, she is an avid reader and is reading just as well or better than her peers. Anyway, you have to see this to believe it. The parents of this little girl read to her a lot and taught her to sign from birth. These are things we have tried to do, but I am sure not to the extent of this family.
Gotta go - I better go read something to someone. ;-)