Austin can, he is just having trouble processing what he is hearing, according to the audiologist. I will have the full report in a week or so, but she did say that she could tell he was having trouble with 'auditory decoding'. I've googled that a bit and it seems to mesh with what I am seeing academically!
He is having a Language Processing eval next week, as suggested by the audiologist! And then she also suggested a psycho-edcuational evaluation to rule out dyslexia.
I'm tired, and my head is going to explode! LOL