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Causes: Education

Mission: All children reading...all children succeeding.

Results: Fundamental Learning Center has helped over 100,000 people through scientifically proven research-based methods of learning.

Target demographics: Educators, parents and students from all areas through our on-site training and distance learning services.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Educators, students and families all over the world.

Geographic areas served: Wichita, Kansas as an educational resource for educators and parents to better teach children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

Programs: Alphabetic Phonics training for educators and parents. A private all-day interventional school for children who have dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Screenings for dyslexia. Information lectures about ADHD and dyslexia.

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Erin Kaltenbach B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t imagine how much harder our journey would have been without FLC. They have been our go to source of info and help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fundamental Learning Center Inc. is a phenomenal resource and support for parents and teachers of dyslexic students who are in the homeschool/private/public education system. It has helped us find our way to teach our daughter learn how to read. This organization is non-profit so they are here to help!

I was trained at FLC to teach her Alphabetic Phonics, an Orton-Gillingham method, so we can homeschool our daughter. But after a year, we decided it was worthwhile to send her to Rolph Literacy Academy, a school for dyslexic students (5-9 yrs). It has only been 8 weeks and we have noticed our daughter blossom; from being afraid to go to school to being excited for school. She now runs toward the school doors and can tell me everything about her day.

As a parent, the staff at FLC continue to teach me many things about overcoming challenges that come with dysleixa.

The FLC is the only place in Wichita where you will find a school (RLA) for children, training center, resource center, and support group for parents of dyslexic children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FLC and Rolph Literacy Academy have been a blessing to our family. Not only have they helped to educate me about dyslexia, they've helped to teach my dyslexic son to read. The facility is full of friendly and knowledgeable staff that are willing and excited to help us through our journey. We are forever grateful for this facility and I'm not sure where we'd be without it. I have recommended this facility to many who have children or family members who have shown struggles with reading.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Two years ago we found out that my son has Dyslexia. We are very lucky to live in Wichita with the Fundamental Learning Center as they have made our lives better. We started by taking parent education classes so that we could help our son to learn and quickly transitioned to having him attend the school there. They have changed his life and ours for the better by making a difficult situation easy. We will continue to use and support FLC long after my son stops attending their school as we have learned what a valuable service they provide to the community without most ever knowing about them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I discovered Fundamental Learning Center, I had no idea two of my four children had dyslexia. I only knew they struggled with reading. Since having my kids assessed at FLC, major changes have occurred in both of their lives. My son heard for the first time in his life that he was intelligent while meeting with the in-house licensed psychologist. Because of his dyslexia diagnosis, he was able to get accommodations in school, and now for the first time he has all As and Bs. My daughter is going through a tutoring program that is improving her spelling and reading fluency. Life-changing is an understatement. The staff has gone out of their way to help us with navigate school with dyslexia. The people at FLC are truly there to help kids learn. For my family, FLC has been the answer to our prayers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a reading specialist in a public school for 16 years, but have only felt like a “specialist” since attending trainings at FLC. Even though the struggling readers in my school receive quality instruction, some still are not successful readers. After years of trying many strategies to teach reading to incompetent readers without adequate success, I decided to start my training in Alphabetic Phonics at the Fundamental Learning Center. Since the introductory AP class two years ago, my reading instruction has been revolutionized! I am overjoyed that I now feel completely equipped to teach struggling students how to read!

The staff at FLC is INCREDIBLE. I cannot say enough about their knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. In addition, the support and care they give AP instructors is phenomenal. I can call/text/email any time with a question and they respond quickly with an answer. I look forward to spending time every summer with my FLC family!

Thank you Fundamental Learning Center for equipping me to be the best reading specialist I can be. The skills I have learned from you allow me to positively impact my students for life!

Sarah H.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I first heard about the work the Fundamental Learning Center was doing, I had to check it out. It quickly became the first resource I would give to parents when they had a child that struggled with reading and showed dyslexic tendencies.

Shortly afterwards, I chose to become more educated myself by taking their first Literacy Intervention Specialist class. As a professional educator, it is easy to say that this was the most educational, beneficial, research-based course I have taken in regards to teaching students how to become a strong reader.

The staff at FLC are always kind, friendly, and helpful. Their passion for helping kids and educating others shines brightly and is very contagious. I am thrilled to be a part of their work as they spread kindness and education to educators and families affected by dyslexia. They are amazing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was feeling discouraged, isolated and lost with my sons reading issues. I knew, in my core that he was dyslexic but no one believed me or thought it was too much of an issue. Dyslexia became either a "bad" word or if he was, it wasn't a big deal.
Then we walked into FLC and our lives have changed forever! The entire staff are loving, attentive and supportive people who truly care for all children. They stand by you every step of the way. My son has thrived since his assessment, summer reading camps, alphabetic phonics and being surrounded by people who understand his "super power."
I will forever be greatful to FLC! They truly are doing amazing things in our community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FLC was amazing. Our son was showing signs for years that he struggled in school. His teacher referred us to FLC and we tested him. He is dyslexic and is now getting the help he needs to learn and grow. We would never have guessed or known how to help him on our own. We are so grateful for FLC!!!

Katie S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

FLC has been instrumental in helping my daughter with dyslexia. Both their teacher training program and their full-day school are exceptional. They are professional, knowledgeable, and always go above and beyond. I don’t know what we would have done without them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

A mother usually knows. In our case, my intuition that my son's subtle reading issues resulted in a trip to FLC. We live in a rural area, our school wanted to be helpful. Yet, like many districts, we had to follow a protocol. Fearful our 8 yr old would be discouraged by the long wait, we made an appointment. A good friend recommended FLC. We had an appointment a week later. We had an answer in 2 hours. And support immediately.If we had waited, we would have waited over two months and the State of KS doesn't even evaluate for dyslexia. So we would have been desperately behind. It was a gift to find out so quickly and a few weeks later my son loved school again!

Terretta Bethel H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FLC came to my daughter and I at exactly the right time! This place, and all its employees, have gone above and beyond to assist me in helping my daughter navigate through dyslexia. Regardless of how big or how small my questions have been, they are always there to offer guidance and support! And it goes beyond the academics...these women have become my extended family; offering emotional support, as well, when some days the challenges seem to weigh me (as a parent) down! I have seen the Alphabetic Phonics work in my own daughter, and I have had the privilege of teaching other students, as well...IT WORKS! It is not your every day phonics program, and the women of FLC are not your every day teachers. They are truly incredible!! I would highly recommend FLC to anyone whose child is struggling with reading!

Marietta2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Brian157

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.