July 22, 2019

Dyslexia manifests in many ways.  Some signs of dyslexia are obvious: difficulty reading, writing, and spelling.  Other signs are more subtle: disliking school, difficulty following spoken instructions, and frequently interrupting others.  Often, parents and teachers m...

July 10, 2019

“Boys will be boys” is how I explained it to myself and to others.  My precious, brown-eyed, rambunctious, always-moving, LOUD grandson who roared into every room (and into my heart) from the moment he was born.  I explained away his tendency to knock over furniture an...

June 18, 2019

Isn’t it interesting how there are times when something wonderful and important is happening right in our own community and yet few people know about it?

On this Friday, June 21, at the Advanced Learning Library, Fundamental Learning Center is hosting something wonderf...

June 18, 2019

Green.

Yellow.

Red.

This was how we defined our days, our moods, our family’s time together.  

Green.

Yellow.

Red.  

The color dictated how we felt about ourselves - if we were successes or failures.

Green.

Yellow.

Red.

Am I good or bad? Is it worth trying again tomorrow?

Green. Y...

May 2, 2019

Every day we take reading for granted. Something as simple as a sign on the road, to as complex as our favorite autobiography. For many people, it's a given. For others, it is terrifying.

As time goes on we realize more and more just how many people have dyslexia and ju...

February 27, 2019

As chords of harp music floated through the music room, children with large eyes watched silently as Literacy Intervention Specialist Jenny Armstrong’s fingers flew up and down the harp strings.

Jenny wanted to show Rolph Literacy Academy students her own special “super...

January 31, 2019

Literacy Intervention Specialist Jill Hodge tells her 30 reading students at Cottonwood Elementary that she has chosen them because they are special.

"You're going to be with me for two years because I love you, and you're going to learn how to read," Hodge tells her st...

January 16, 2019

The Kansas Legislative Dyslexia Task Force voted and approved Thursday formal recommendations — including requirements for Kansas teaching candidates, universities and school districts — to next be reviewed by the Kansas State Board of Education.

The Task Force was init...