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Fundamental Learning Center Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   64 reviews 2,190

Address:

2220 E 21st St N Opportunity Drive Wichita KS 67214 USA

Mission:

All children reading. All children succeeding.

Results:

Fundamental Learning Center receives at least 7 calls a day from parents whose children have difficulty with letters, sounds, and learning to read. Drowning, these children agonize because they can’t read, they can’t comprehend, and they struggle to learn. Our assessor process provides a path for help.

Target demographics:

We serve: 1.) Students that struggle in reading, writing, and spelling. Many of whom have been diagnosed as dyslexic. 2.) Teachers with professional development opportunities so they know how to teach reading, writing, and spelling to children who significantly struggle. and 3.) The parents of children who struggle through evening informational sessions, assessments, and resources for their child.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

By training teachers, we have no way to measure the ripple effect of measuring the exact number of students that are helped each year.

Geographic areas served:

We are currently seeing students that are struggling from all over the state of Kansas, as well as some from Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Programs:

Fundamental Learning Center (FLC) offers proven research-based courses for educators, as well as, parents on “how to teach a child to read”.

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316-684-7323
http://www.funlearn.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

The programming for teachers and students alike is science-based and provided in an enriching and fun environment. I don't know what we'd have done with FLC and it's staff.

 
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They know their stuff! Our son was identified by his 2nd grade teacher as possibly being dyslexic. She suggested we have our son tested at the Fundamental Learning Center to confirm/deny her suspicions. He was tested by Dr. Brian Stone at the Center. He was found to be severly dyslexic and dysgraphic. Dr. Stone's report, though, was a true turning point for our child's self-esteem. Dr. Stone identified our son's learning differences but he also identified the brilliant spacial awareness and problem-solving skills our son posesses (these traits aren't measured on standardized testing.) We feel so fortunate that our son's teacher was trained to identify dyslexia after taking classes at the Center. I can't imagine where he would be now self-esteem-wise and academically if we would have continued down the traditional learning road. Our son has benefitted from summer sessions with the Center (he refers to it as the "Fun Center" because he had such a great experience at the Center) and several years of after-school help by tutors trained through the Center. We've also taken advantage of seminars such as the "Dyslexic Techies" series which helped to make us aware of technological helps for dyslexic students. Our son is now a 7th grader with nearly all A's in a traditional school setting. I want to stress the critical roll the Center has played in our son's academic success and improved self-esteem. Thank you.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a parent of a dyslexic child (now adult), we have experienced the tutoring and family support that has allowed our child to move forward with confidence, persistence, and being an advocate for herself. Without this level of commitment by the FLC, our lives as parents and our child's life would be materially less independent than they now are. The FLC commitment to expand the potential and vision of families and teachers who are impacted by individuals with dyslexia continues to "reach for the sky" to improve, teach, and bring value to our society.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Fundamental Learning Center is the only organization in Kansas that does assessments and follows through with research based teaching where dyslexic children can thrive in a learning environment.
Hundreds of teachers in Kansas and other states have attended training to take advantage of the opportunities offered to teach children to read. The staff is an outstanding group of people who care deeply.
This organization is life changing for children, parents and teachers.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Flc brings a clear focus on helping children read using proven educational techniques. It is A bright spot for reading and multisensory education in any state or community - but this is especially so in Kansas, where dyslexia is not recognized by our educational system. FLC helps children and teachers navigate the unfamiliar, unsteady and confusing path that dyslexia presents. Their impact is tremendous - in the lives of individuals and across the community.

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fundamental Learning Center is a wonderful resource in Wichita for children who have dyslexia. They have helped my son since the 3rd grade and he is doing wonderfully in his school, now 6th grade.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Fundamental Learning Center is an amazing facility with even better people. You will never find more hospitable, friendly, educated, and inspiring people than the women who work at the FLC. The environment they have established is so encouraging and I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to begin my Take Flight journey with them. I HIGHLY recommend this center to anyone who is wanting to learn more about Dyslexia.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Awesome organization. My wife and boys have been extremely blessed by Fundamental Learning Center. Gang -- Keep up the great that you've begun.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When 1 out of 5 people/students have some form of dyslexia and struggle to read, it is hard to understand how this topic is not a top priority of ALL school systems and ALL colleges that are graduating new teachers. Thanks to the Fundamental Learning Center, training is available to teachers that will benefit ALL students. I became passionate about this organization when our dyslexic son benefited greatly from tutoring using research-based methods taught at the Fundamental Learning Center.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen young struggling readers blossom into confident, positive children thanks to Fundamental Learning Center and its teachings of an Orton-Gillingham based instructional approach to reading, writing and spelling. FLC provides this methodology to parents, teachers and individuals wanting to help those struggling readers. Its new school, Rolph Literacy Academy, is working directly with students who have experienced limited success in a traditional classroom setting. RLA students beam with the thrill of learning in a multisensory fashion -- the approach which suits their learning patterns best. FLC is a Godsend to all who walk through its doors!!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Extremely supportive and a wonderful resource for parents and children. Provides excellent resources for those unfamiliar with dyslexia. Such a blessing to have Jeanine Phillips and her staff in this community.

 
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