FLC's summer reading program changes course of one child's early education

For Mark, 5, Fundamental Learning Center’s summer reading program was life changing. Mark had not had the easiest time at preschool. His mother, Yashika, could tell he was frustrated. He was acting out in class, and his teachers noticed his reading skills were not developing like some of the other children’s. “We knew something was going on,” Yashika said, but they didn’t know where to turn — until someone recommended Fundamental Learning Center. After being screened for dyslexia at FLC, Yashika enrolled Mark in the 2017 summer program. “It was a great starting point for him,” Yashika said. “He met new friends, and he enjoyed all of the different activities.” Yashika could see the summer pro

Architect from Wichita shares journey to success with dyslexia

Jef Snyder today: an architect in San Antonio, Texas, who loves his work. Jef Snyder years ago growing up in Wichita, Kansas: a struggling reader who did not know what his future would hold. Jef knew he wanted to be an architect when he was in fifth or sixth grade. “I feel really lucky to have always known what I wanted to do,” he said. But that goal sometimes seemed lofty to Jef due to his difficulty learning to read well. “(Becoming an architect) was something that definitely seemed out of reach when I was a kid, and I did it,” he said. “I always looked at people who I thought were successful as architects, and they had no resonance to who I was at the time. It was hard to imagine myself b

The end result trumps the method

It doesn’t matter how she gets to it, as long as she gets to it. The path isn’t as important as the landing place. There doesn’t have to be ONE way! I keep telling myself this, over and over. I know many people think that being dyslexic means you see words or letters backward. What it really means is you process information differently. No two dyslexics are the same. Keep that in mind as I share some of Josie’s “backward” ways. Josie’s directions are a jumbled mess, if you aren’t payin g attention. Her way to get to a solution would make most “normal” learners check out and declare her simple. She goes from the middle to the end to the beginning. Then, she goes from the end to the beginni

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