No I am not a speed reader nor am I speedy in any way. In my school we used to have to stand up and read out loud, prose, poetry, whatever the teacher instructed us. We also had to read aloud in French as well as English.
When my grandmother's sight began to fail I would go to her room & read to her and as she was also a little hard of hearing, had to read slowly and loudly.
I find it very difficult to understand young people today who speak fast and slur their words, I wish sometimes they included diction in school curriculums.