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 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 students. Hodge works with students who struggle to learn to read, write and spell. For the last three years, Hodge has been teaching Alphabetic Phonics full time, all day every day. "We saw the benefits," she sa
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 initiated by Substitute HB 2602 in April 2018 after parents from Johnson County lobbied for legislation regarding dyslexia in Kansas public schools. Jeanine Phillips, executive director of Fundamental Learning Cent