Mother of dyslexic child gives back to struggling readers in St. Joseph

Occasionally when a parent helps their struggling child learn to read, a dyslexia advocate is born. Certainly this is the case with Fundamental Learning Center co-founders Gretchen Andeel and Jeanine Phillips, who worked to remediate their own children’s reading, writing and spelling skills before establishing FLC in 2000. Dana McDowell of St. Joseph, Missouri, has a similar tale, with a flair of drama and fate that gives it the feel of a movie script. At the end of a long journey, she began a private reading instruction business to help St. Joseph kids with reading difficulties. “It must’ve all been in God’s hands,” McDowell said. Gabe Growing Up When Dana’s son, Gabe, was in the second gra

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