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September 26, 2011

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September 26, 2011

The LPLC's Cristianne Lane was so generous with her time and talent as she evaluated the reading skills of our preschool students. Christianne offered valuable suggestions for staff and has provided an ever-present resouce for future program building. The Building Block for Literacy and Idaho Early Literacy Project have proven to be wonderful tools for our pre-school program.

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

a clearer view of reading assessment proceedures.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would like to see LPLC more financially accessible as an ongoing offering for staff development. Nothing like asking for the moon, huh?

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

Some

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

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

How did you find this group?

LPLC is very committed to learning opportunities. I appreciate their professionalism and sense of community-building.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

an expansion of possibilities

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 26, 2011

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September 26, 2011

I have interacted with Lee Pesky Learning Center on several different levels. Last year my son received tutoring through Lee Pesky, free of charge at his elementary school. The staff provided an engaging and fun educational experience for my son, and we immediately saw results. His confidence and skills in reading improved a great deal through this experience. Then, this summer, we decided to enroll our son in one on one tutoring, and have been thrilled with his progress. Not only have we seen his skills continue to improve, he loves to go to tutoring as well. The staff was very thorough and thoughtful in their evaluations of our son, and have carried out an educational plan that not only targets the needs of our son, but uses his strengths to enhance his tutoring sessions.
In addition, I myself have benefited from Lee Pesky's education for teachers. As a director/ teacher of a preschool program I was appreciative of the opportunity Lee Pesky provided to attend their "Building Blocks of Literacy" and "Every Child Ready for Math" classes. I and my entire preschool staff attended the classes and acquired great hands on activities to use in our classrooms on a daily basis. Lee Pesky is an asset to our educational community.

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

My son's tutoring experience and in my continuing education as an educator.

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

I would not change a thing.

September 26, 2011

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September 26, 2011

The Lee Pesky Center has provided me with teaching materials and training that help me better to teach my preschoolers learn about reading and math. The trainings are fun, interactive, and applicable to my age group.

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

trainings and visits from staff to our center.

Ways to make it better...

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

not make any changes.

September 26, 2011

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September 26, 2011

We live overseas and were in Boise for 2 weeks over the summer. Lee Pesky set up a series of 9, 2-hour, one-on-one sessions for my daughter (dyslexia) and the results were fantastic. She enjoyed it and made great strides. Our own school's Learning Center Director was really impressed with the work she did and the report that Lee Pesky produced. We were able to pick-up where they left off without skipping a beat.

We also took advantage of the Social Cognitive work Pesky offers - again, excellant results and an enjoyable time for mey daughter.

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

The strides my daughter made with her reading, writing and social interactions.

Ways to make it better...

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

nothing to suggest.

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Internet search

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 25, 2011

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September 25, 2011

Thank you so much to your center! The things I have learned are an invaluable too in my continued work in helping to strengthen and educate the children in our school in regards to math and reading. So many children fall through the cracks and you helped me learn better how to plug the cracks and keep those children learning with their peers at a level that will make them adults able to be in society in a productive manner!

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

training to help find and help at risk children who will benefit from more individualized help

Ways to make it better...

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

make it available on a permanent basis to all parents and teachers!

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

training offered by my employer

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

dealing with children in a way that is more conducive to THEIR learning abilities

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 25, 2011

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September 25, 2011

My grandson had significant delays in reading and social functioning. The teachers at the Lee Pesky Learning Center were so caring and sensitive that this learning-averse child loved going there! His progress was amazing and he continues to use what he learned there both at school and at home. The professionals at the Center also included me by keeping me up-to-date on what he was doing so I could follow through at home. It was an excellent, productive experience for both of us.

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

the progress my grandson made.

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

change nothing!

September 24, 2011

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September 24, 2011

before we began Soical thinking with the pesky center and Jaime Rivetts our daughter wore black, liked being alone, had narrow thinking and did not look people in the eye, she was on her way to becoming forgotten and a loner... NOW a year later she laughs , smiles and NO BLACK! is more open to new things and looks everyone in the eye. THe work they do at the pesky center is amazing! They helped our whole family. I tell anyone who will listen about the great things you do. Thank you.
The Shiners doug,Tammy and Abby.

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

It has helped me understand how my daughter thinks and why , this helps me be less angry parent, and more undterstanding

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

not make changes its working

September 23, 2011

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September 23, 2011

I teach Early Childhood Special Education. I have attended 2 classes at the Lee Pesky Learning Center. These classes were to help educators teach mathematics in early childhood. I learned many new approaches to make math fun and attainable for my students. The center also provided materials and Ideas to create math games and activities.
After the class, the instructors asked us to report back about how the activities were working for us. We then had an opportunity to refine activities and materials with the instructors in order to improve them for ourselves, as well as for the next people who took the class.
The instructors were caring, patient, and concerned that everyone should be able to teach and understand mathematics. They have a real interest in furthering education, and are committed to their jobs. The Center also has so much information to give about learning and teaching - printed info as well as the ability to answer questions or refer people to the proper agencies for assistance.
I cannot recommend the Lee Pesky Learning Center highly enough!

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

I have seen many children feel more successful using the learning methods from the Lee Pesky Learning Center. After they begin to feel successful, they are more confident, and begin to enjoy school and plan their futures.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand it so that they could serve more students and teachers, and make their materials available to everyone who needs them.

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through the Boise School District

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

A different, more global approach to math - not just instruction, but using all moments to talk about math.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 23, 2011

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September 23, 2011

I cannot recommend Lee Pesky Learning Center highly enough. Dr. Anne Clohessy is fantastic. Respect is a big issue for our son and one that, because of his learning challenges (moderate attention deficit, processing speed, etc. issues) he has not always received from education providers. Knowing this, Dr. Clohessy went out of her way to make sure that he was respected and treated as an equal throughout evaluation and testing process--and even designed the report to be personally addressed to him. The entire process shed light on the unique ways that our son learns. It has helped us understand our son so much better--and has helped him understand himself. I wish all kids could have this type of caring evaluation--it would vastly help teachers, parents and children and make the educational experience a much more positive and fulfilling one for all concerned.

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

improved understanding of my son.

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

No changes--I thought they were great.

September 22, 2011

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September 22, 2011

As the father of 2 children who have now undergone the comprehensive evaluation process at LPLC, I cannot say enough about the exceptional quality and thoroughness of Dr. Anne Clohessy. Not only did the evaluation and subsequent report shed light on the unique ways that my kids learn, but it gave their teachers the tools to understand and help them. Most importantly for me, it provided my wife and I with insight that has helped us be better parents to our children.

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

as a parent.

Ways to make it better...

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

do nothing.

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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?

2011

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