*Reading is harder and slower for dyslexic students and students who struggle with language and reading. Consequently, they typically read less. If they are to keep up with their peers academically, then it is imperative to find additional ways to expose them to as many words and ideas as possible.
This is a challenge. Struggling readers often encounter a gap between their reading level and their intellectual level. This can turn them off to reading altogether. Children benefit from exposure to stories for their content, structure and new vocabularies. But reading independently is not the only way to gain access to stories. Check out Bookshare as an option for you or your student. With over 500,000 audiobooks, this is an excellent resource.
*Kyle Redford, Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity (via http://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/educators/school-culture/building-a-word-rich-life-for-dyslexics/)