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Fundamental Learning Center Inc

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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

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!!

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last year was my grandsons first year at Fundamental Learning Center. He came from the public school system where there was "No time" for his special needs. Having dyslexia, he just does things differently. What a change after only three months! FLC has caring teachers who are trained to help these kids learn. Small classes of 4 or 5 give them the attention they need to learn. They do things differently here and the results are amazing! My grandson starts second grade this year and I am so proud of him and all he has achieved with FLC's Help. This is a wonderful school!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Forever grateful I had my child tested here at Fundamental.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Amy_223

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son attends their school. It's been life changing. His self esteem has improved, he LOVES going to school everyday & loves his teachers and has even learned all of his classmates first names. Watching him learn to write in cursive & watching him discover the world of reading & learn to love it and not fear it... Leaves me speechless. They Change lives at Funsamentl Learning Center & Right Literacy Academy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FLC provided testing which helped us and our son understand his wonderful strengths and determine areas he may need help with. We can't wait until he starts school at RLA next fall where he can continue to grow in his area of strengths while getting support for areas he needs strengthened.