Lee Pesky Learning Center, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: 3324 Elder St Boise ID 83705 USA

Mission: Our mission at Lee Pesky Learning Center is to improve the lives of people who learn differently through prevention, evaluation, treatment, and research. For 15 years we have been providing high quality, effective services to individuals with learning disabilities. We are now ready to take the great work that we have accomplished, synthesize what we have learned, and share it with educators, clinicians, and school systems to advance the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of learning disabilities.
Target demographics: Individuals age 5 to 85 with learning disabilties
Geographic areas served: Southern Idaho
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-3878574
208-333-0008
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Pesky family is devoted to enriching the lives of those with learning disabilities, and to that end has brought together a compassionate and educated staff that is making a difference in the lives of so many in southwestern and central Idaho. Never satisfied to rest on their successes, they are continually pursuing new avenues of learning and offering students programs to enrich their lives and give them the ability to love to learn.

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I see how this program has grown and continually seeks to improve the lives of its students in the Wood river Valley.

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I am not qualified to make this judgement.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work the LPLC does changes lives. The Learning Specialists at the center are so well trained and knowledgeable. They help children, parents and educators understand that learning differences are not obstacles, but rather a bump in the road that with guidance can be easily navigated. The staff is dedicated and passionate about each child that walks through their doors. It's a wonderful place.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the advantages it has provided for my son. The testing he received and the extensive analysis and documentation have helped his school teachers not only understand his specific learning differences, but helped them understand other students learning differences as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want to see them in more locations. I would like them to expand their research so that they could service more children with more needs.

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Rating: 5 stars  


We have been donors and supporters of the Lee Pesky Learning center since its inception .We have stOod in awe as this shoestring organization grew over the years to be the preminent provider of services and instruction to the learning disabled of the State of Idaho. It is a dedicated,professional and caring organization staffed by highly qualified members in this field. The center has always kept its supporters informed of its progress so we are very aware of the results of its work and the steady developpment of new prograams. The board of the Pesky center has continues to provide the impetus for its growth and excellence and we urge all those who realize the importance of this work to join the effort. Sincerely Nancy and Terry
Curran

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We were supporters and not clients but experienced the dedication of its staff and board in their many sucessful fund raiing events and loyalty develpoment over the years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See it be able to expand the scope of its coverage to the people of Idaho

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent organization focused on best in class evaluation and remediation of learning difficulties; also does and excellent job training teachers across the region to better serve students with LD challenges. Superior Executive Director and department heads supported by a high-functioning board.

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Seen the Center help the children of numerous friends

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Help the Center go national with its knowledge and trainings.

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

The staff at Lee Pesky Learning Center is committed to helping those with learning disabilities. They take the time the time to get to know the family and the client. The clinical team helps families and individuals truly understand how one learns with personal feedback sessions and assessment reports that are easy to understand. The educational specialists love their work with children and adults. The specialists talk with parents after each session to share successes and provide tips for support at home. This care the staff takes with the clients truly helps them learn and grow.

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My donations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide more money for financial assistance.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

A knowledgeable, caring, mission driven staff.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My passion in supporting Lee Pesky Learning Center is a personal one. As a teacher at the Center, I daily see students who come here because of their learning differences. They are students who, first coming in, are discouraged about school. Many feel like failures, as they have tried so hard but have gotten such poor results. Their academic history affects their behavior, their social lives, and their willingness to keep trying. I've also seen these students, who after going through testing and academic intervention, transform into hopeful, hard-working students who have an understanding of their strengths, know better how to compensate for their weaknesses, have learned how to advocate for accommodations if they need them, and believe that they can get through school. Although they know that school will never be easy, they also realize that it is realistic to believe that they can fulfill their professional dreams. Working with older students, I have seen many go on, successfully, to post-secondary schools. I believe that Lee Pesky Learning Center, with all that it has to offer in the way of testing, intervention, and counseling support, has truly made a difference in the lives of all that have had an opportunity to receive our quality services.

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I've seen changes in these students in their success in school and in their personal confidence.

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I would hope that the Center's successes could be more widely known.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff at Lee Pesky Learning Center are professional and passionate about helping individuals who struggle with learning disabilities. They take great care in meeting the individual's need and providing the tools for him to be successful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing that any donation, not matter what the size, makes a difference in helping those who need help with their learning.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure that the community knew about the great work they are doing.

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Definitely

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