Gretchen and Jeanine, the Founders of Fundamental Learning Center, had no other choice but to do the work themselves. Their kiddos were struggling and nobody could help them.
There were anxiety attacks, tummy-ache calls from the nurse, and a lot of frustration and saddess.
After years of back-and-forth, it was clear was the only option was to do it themselves. Jeanine spent six years spending three weeks in Dallas, three weeks in Wichita so she could get the best possible training for her son, Cooper.
She didn't want any other parent to feel the way she did for so long - all kids deserve to get the help they need. So, in 2000 Fundamental Learning Center was created and the impact began.
Literacy intervention specialist Lynne Schneider’s first practicum student changed her life. So it goes with many beginning Literacy Intervention Specialists (LIS) who are starting their careers with a desire to help struggling children learn to read. Often the practicum student teaches the specialist more than he or she teaches the student. Lynne knew she was interested in becoming a Literacy Intervention Specialist 10 years ago when she worked as a substitute teacher at her
Kim Hiebert was used to hearing people say her daughter Ava, 5, was “behind” — until the family found hope at Fundamental Learning Center. Ava’s infectious smile and outgoing spirit charm people she encounters. Her charisma has never coincided with her delayed development in other areas, so those who meet her might never suspect she is anything but a typically developing child. But Ava was born 10 weeks early, and, as a result, since birth she has faced challenges many full-t