FLC and Rolph Literacy Academy have been a blessing to our family. Not only have they helped to educate me about dyslexia, they've helped to teach my dyslexic son to read. The facility is full of friendly and knowledgeable staff that are willing and excited to help us through our journey. We are forever grateful for this facility and I'm not sure where we'd be without it. I have recommended this facility to many who have children or family members who have shown struggles with reading.
I took classes at FLC to be able to tutor my grandson. The instructors at FLC are excellent and very committed to helping each and every one perform to the highest level possible. After two years my grandson is reading at his grade-level and has an excellent vocabulary!
I had the opportunity to work in the same organization with Jeanine Phillips over 10 years ago. Little did I know how it would be a life changing opportunity for me personally. As I continued to admire Jeanine's dedication and persistence to educating parents and the public about dyslexia, I soon found myself seeking, at the time, her newly founded organizations expertise for our own daughter. After successfully attending two years of Montessori Preschool and a year in Montessori Kindergarten in a private school, our daughter entered a traditional setting in First Grade. Within six months of First Grade she began having behavorial and non-compliant issues. We were advised it may be in our best interest to have our daughter tested for learning challenges. Fundamental Learning Center recommended Dr. Brian Stone for testing and our journey began with diagnosis of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and auditory processing issues. We transfered to our hometown public edcuation system in Andover, Kansas and immediately began early intervention as suggested by Dr. Brian Stone and Fundamental Learning Center. Having been exposed to Jeanine Phillips passion and attending various presentations of hers over the years, we probably had a better understanding of what we were faced with than most parents would have had at that time. From putting an R & L on our daughters respective hands as she learned to play basketball; to using coffee beans, sand, markers and paper to make visual props for learning to read and recognize letters; to labeling everything in the house so she could visually see how to spell the object; trace it with her finger; see it; touch it; read it; whatever it took to stimulate her love of learning; we embraced her creative learning style. Today our daughter is a successful 16 year old who enjoys life; embraces others and their differences and loves encouraging her friends to be the best they can be. Our fondest memory of this journey thus far will forever be finding various objects around our farm labeled in magic marker Mom's or Dad's as she determined what belonged to whom. Someone now owns a Dixon lawnmower we sold labeled "Dad's". Thank you Jeanine Phillips and Fundamental Learning Center for pushing for education and understanding of the creative and fascinating ability; Dyslexia. MichelleS