Services for Students With Dyslexia

  • Lindbergh Schools is committed to providing challenging, effective and appropriate educational opportunities for every child who walks through our doors. We know that students come to us with a wide range of unique needs that require specialized, purposeful instruction in order to have the greatest impact and success, and our goal is to promote growth and increased individual achievement for children of all abilities.

    What is dyslexia?

    According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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 cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

    Students in grades K-3 will participate in FastBridge Learning screening to examine multiple areas of literacy development, including phonics, reading and phonemic awareness, as well as to identify risk factors related to dyslexia. To request screening for students in grades 4-12, please contact your building representative below:

    Lindbergh High School
    Jason Yoakum
    jyoakum@lindberghschools.ws

    314-729-2400, ext. 1323

    Sperreng Middle School
    Lisa Struckoff
    lstruckhoff@lindberghschools.ws
    314-729-2400, ext. 2216

    Truman Middle School
    Katie Kirchhoff
    kathrynkirchhoff@lindberghschools.ws
    314-729-2400, ext. 7129

    Concord Elementary School
    Liz Keutzer
    ekeutzer@lindberghschools.ws
    314-729-2400, ext. 3810

    Crestwood Elementary School
    Patti Haberberger
    phaberberger@lindberghschools.ws
    314-729-2400, ext. 3028

    Dressel Elementary School
    Dr. Jennifer Albers
    jalbers@lindberghschools.ws
    314-729-2400, ext. 6602

    Kennerly Elementary School
    Dr. Allison Mach
    allisonmach@lindberghschools.ws
    314-729-2400, ext. 4415

    Long Elementary School
    Christine Anthes
    canthes@lindberghschools.ws
    314-729-2400, ext. 5018

    Sappington Elementary School
    Kit Norton
    knorton@lindberghschools.ws
    314-729-2400, ext. 6105