Fundamental Learning Center Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   64 reviews

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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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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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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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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FLC is the ONLY place in south central Kansas that provides comprehensive evaluation & then research based, proven interventions for people with the common learning difference dyslexia. I am so glad they're here to serve this community and state, because there is a huge lack statewide of these services.

 
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I am working in my fifth year as an Academic Language Therapist overseas. FLC changed my life! It not only equipped me to help my own children, but to help other students and parents who have limited resources in an international setting. Thank you for the hands on, practical training, modeling and resources that have in turn helped many children learn to love to read!

 
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I grew up in Wichita, but now live overseas and work in an International school. Last year I took a teacher training course and applied all I learned to my three children plus seven others. This summer I came back to Wichita to continue my training and I learned so much!

Because of the training I have received at Fundamental Learning Center, I am the dyslexia expert in the country I live. The classes I have taken at FLC have not only impacted our family, but the way people view this learning difference in our host culture. The gift of helping kids reach their potential keeps on giving. Thank you for touching countless lives!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Our family of 6 has lived overseas for 15 years. Being a native Kansan, we return occasionally for family visits and even a semester of American school. Three of my four children were not "natural readers", but I had attributed it to growing up surrounded by a different alphabet and language. The problem however, did not go away and I was determined to get to the bottom of their issues while we were Stateside. I kept hearing about the Fundamental Learning Center and finally stopped by one day to see for myself what all the talk was about. After a twenty minute chat, I learned that the Center assessed, held classes and trained parents and teachers to help children with reading and related problems. This was the start of a journey for our entire family. My children enrolled in summer school the summer before we moved back overseas and I took a training course to help my kids on my own. Upon our return, I was offered a job at the International school where my children attend. After working a year, I realized how much more I needed to learn, so I flew back to Kansas for more training! I have wished many times that I could bring the staff of FLC over here. The people of Kansas and surrounding States have an incredible resource available to them!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Just completed my training at Fundamental Learning Center. What a wonderful facility! Stop what you are doing and take any class you can here!

 
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The Fundamental Learning Center is an amazing facility and an invaluable asset to Wichita and the surrounding communities. After completing the introductory Alphabetic Phonics course I feel powerful, armed with resources and knowledge to help my son who is both dyslexic and dysgraphic. I am excited to continue my education with instructors and staff who have a wealth of experience and a passion for helping kids (and their parents) succeed!

 
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Forever grateful I had my child tested here at Fundamental.

 
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My daughter began school at the Right Literacy Academy at the Fundamental Learning Center last summer. She has grown in amazing ways. Before she went she could barely read any words at all and was very frustrated and disappointed in herself. Now she can read a lot and has so much self confidence that it is a complete change. She goes to school every day eagerly and excited to learn. The environment at her school is just amazing. The teachers are kind and thoughtful and teach to the kids abilities and talents, in addition to helping them with what they struggle with, which is generally reading, math, spelling and other things that are language- related. Before finding the Fundamental Learning Center, my daughter was constantly frustrated and disappointed and had very low self- esteem. Now she has done a complete 180. She is happy, excited, and loves to learn. She loves math and is good at reading at her level. She has made friends that are peers that understand her struggles and vice versa. It is the very best learning environment possible for my child, & I am ever grateful to have found them. in addition, they also offer free parent classes to educate parents about their child's disorder and how to help and support and advocate for them. They also teach teachers how to teach children with dyslexia, which only improves our city's ability to help these children to learn. They are creating a web of people who are supportive and understand the disability and gift that dyslexia brings to all children and how these children are special and will change the world.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Absolutely amazing. Fundamental knows its stuff and the instructors and staff truly care. I would recommend anyone concerned about their child's school performance, particularly in reading, to bring their child in for an assessment. If you have means to, attend their classes too - you will learn how to help your kid!

 
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