National Resources for Parents and Educators
Every person with a learning disability deserves the chance to experience success, regardless of geography or economic status. Reaching these students requires creativity, resources, and an understanding of the challenges that people in our community face. We have the experience, resources, tools and practical solutions to overcome these challenges.
The Lee Pesky Learning Center opened its doors in 1997 as a one-on-one intervention clinic designed to help children with dyslexia learn how to read. Over the past two decades, our programming and service delivery has evolved to address the pervasive and persistent “root causes” that stand between students with learning disabilities and a successful future.
Special Education Collaborative
Students who learn differently need teachers who know how to help them. The Special Education Collaborative is an innovative partnership between Boise State University Department of Early and Special Education, The Lee Pesky Learning Center, and school districts across Idaho. This program provides a flexible, high quality, affordable Master program in Teaching that cultivates the specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are needed for long-term success as a Special Needs Educator.
Distance Learning Services
Students enrolled in our Distance Learning program work one-on-one with a highly certified instructor using video technology. The Lee Pesky Learning Center’s Education Specialists learn about each child’s strengths, take the time to build a relationship with each child, and help students to reach their goals. We can reach students anywhere in the world with a secure internet connection!
Online Professional Development for Teachers
Every Child Ready for Math is a self-guided, online course developed by LPLC early education experts to support early numeracy instruction for preschool aged learners. This course is available on our website in English and Spanish.
Additional online course development is underway thanks to generous funding through Good Samaritan Foundation (Pennsylvania), Grossman Family Foundation (Connecticut), and United Way of the Treasure Valley (Idaho).