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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been affiliated with Fundamental Learning Center since its beginning. I was the Director of Operations for 18 months and am now serving my second term on the Board. FLC has been and continues to be the answer for so many children who are struggling to learn to read, write and spell. Parents who have sought answers to their children's inability to read, are relieved when they finally get help for their children at FLC.
Last year, FLC "upped the ante" to provided much-needed service to struggling readers when it opened "Right Academy", a school for these students. This initiative continues to gain momentum as the school's enrollment tripled this year.
I intend to stay connected to FLC as long as I'm physically and mentally able.
I have been on the board of Fundamental Learning Center for five years now and my passion for teaching children with dyslexia to read continues to grow. My own educational background is both teaching and school psychology. I taught for several years before starting a long career as a school psychologist. I worked both positions within our local public school district where these special children continue to fail in the acquisition of even basic reading skills. The methods of instruction taught to teachers at Fundamental Learning Center are very solid and grounded in research. The survival of this organization is critical. Much work has been done, but much work still lies ahead. These children are our future. We cannot fail them.