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Dyslexia Instruction


“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”  International Dyslexia Association (IDA) 2002


  • As many as one in five students have dyslexia (ranging in severity).
  • Many people who are dyslexic are of average to above average intelligence.
  • Students with dyslexia NEED a unique style of reading instruction.
  • Undiagnosed or without special instruction, dyslexia can lead to frustration, school failure, and low self-esteem.

Central Christian’s Literacy Excellence Program uses two explicit, structured, instructional curriculums, Alphabetic Phonics and Multisensory Reading and Spelling, for students with dyslexia who are enrolled in the program. Mrs. Staci Unruh has been trained as a Literacy Intervention Specialist and directs the program. Mrs. Kim Lambert is also a Literacy Intervention Specialist and teaches in the program.

In order to cover the added costs of this specialized instruction, the school board has determined the following fees. These fees cover the salaries for the instructors along with additional materials needed. 

Literacy Excellence Program Charges

$3,000 per student/year

$200 one-time materials fee

(Payment plans are available)

If you have an interest in this program please contact Mrs. Staci Unruh at sunruh@cougarsccs.com.

More information on dyslexia can be found at:





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