ST LOUIS LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION INC

Rating: 4.85 stars   26 reviews 1,245

Issues: Disabilities, Education, Human Services

Location: 13537 Barrett Parkway Dr Ste 110 Ballwin MO 63021 USA

Mission: St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding and acceptance of learning disabilities. Education, support, and advocacy are provided to children, parents, and professionals to help children and adults reach their full potential.
Programs: St. Louis LDA operates a program called Comprehensive Educational Services for Children with Learning Disabilities. This program includes the following services as they relate to learning and attentional disorders: cognitive educational evaluations, speech/language testing & therapy, workshops/educational seminars, individual tutoring, summer study school classes, individual observation and consultation, professional development institute, clearinghouse of informational packets and referrals, early childhood program, informational newsletter, and resource library.
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EIN 30-0079611
314-966-3088
www.ldastl.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As the office manager (and client) at St. Louis LDA, I would like to comment regarding the review by spedteach. This person's information was incorrect in 2009 and is still incorrect. St. Louis LDA will help all families, regardless of their ability to pay. Our tutoring sessions at present cost $59 a session, not $75. In 2009, it would have cost even less. What he/she may have misunderstood in quoting that cost, is that it COSTS LDA $74 to provide each session. Again, it COSTS THE CLIENT $59 a session. If you look around you will see that this is one of the lowest in the St. Louis area. Also, all of our tutors are certified special education teachers who work one-on-one with students. This individualized attention is what makes our program so successful. In addition, for the last year or so, we have provided tutoring scholarships to those who qualify. Since 2011, LDA has provided nearly $20,000 in scholarship money just for tutoring clients. Program-wide, in 2011, LDA provided over $295,000 in services at no cost or reduced cost to our clients.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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5 people found this review helpful

My son was struggling in high school. An LDA consultant went with me to meetings with his school and was able to get him the services he needed to be successful, whether it was extra time on tests or rewording of material or whatever. Getting my son what he needed was first and foremost in my consultant's mind and it was obvious not only to those of us in the room during the meetings but also with my son. He still talks about her.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Turn around the face of education in this city/state/country. They really understand kids and what works and what doesn't.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I am a special educator and have referred many parents to LDA so that they can access the variety of services LDA provides. All parents rave about the services provided by LDA and are thrilled that they have found people who truly understand how their child learns and how it impacts the entire family! All of them, without exception, have told me they feel like they have a lifeline and that it is a blessing to have a nonprofit organization in St. Louis that actually understands learning disabilities and provides services that are reasonable and many services that are free. The number of people they help in the community is phenomenal and St. Louis is lucky to have so many professionals that care about kids!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching children's lives change for the positive.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they care about children and family. Their caring is evident from the first person you talk to on the phone or meet in the office!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help even more children with learning disabilities and help schools be more effective in helping kids and families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 2 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

LDA provides resources IF you can afford them. Tutoring is about $75 a sesion and they recommend twice a week. Most families can't afford that amount. LDA is a good resource, it is the non for profit that I question.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide their turtoring services for more students.

Ways to make it better...

they were upfront about the costs associated with their services instead of protraying it as a non for profit. Their tutoring is higher than private individuals.

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One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

During the elementary school years, both of our children who are now 16 & 19 struggled in school, the school district was not very helpful and we were not sure where to start getting them help. Then I found out about LDA, they gave me resources and helpful information, then came in to the school as consultants for both children. They were great and gave us hope and guidance and the girls got the services they needed. Today they are both successful in academics and social situations. We owe their success to LDA!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, knowledgeable and caring individuals. They love kids and families.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about them sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Many of my students have become academically successful due to the support of Lda, not to mention the boost in their self esteem. This organization is truly focused on helping children and their families.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more children and their families

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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4 people found this review helpful

My daughter was struggling in school and her self esteem was beginning to fade. We noticed that she had some reading issues and spoke with our pediatrician. He recommended testing at LDA. We went for testing and everyone was very helpful and understanding. The testing was completed with care and compassion. The results of the testing were thorough and clear. Our daughter started tutoring and within a few months we could see a boost in her self esteem. I wish we would have contacted LDA sooner.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out to many families struggling to help their children with a learning disability.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization that helps kids with learning disabilities and their families. From sponsorship of lectures and learning events to working with teachers in the schools to testing and tutoring individual children, this organization is a lifeline for families dealing with learning disabilities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It provided resources to me when I was dealing with a child who had learning difficulties in middles school. That child now has a masters degree.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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5 people found this review helpful

My daughter was struggling in school at the end of first grade. We had her tested by LDA and they provided invaluable insights into her learning styles and issues so that we could communicate with her school and help her be successful. So far second grade has been wonderful and she is happy and confident at school.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the evaluation of my daughter. The educational psychologist we used was caring and insightful and my daughter considered her a new friend!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

St Louis LDA has been an invaluable resource for families of children with learning disabilities. Everyday they touch the lives of children who are struggling to learn. In my case, they provided tutoring for my children which helped them succeed in school. They are now productive adults with excellent jobs. Thank you LDA!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional placing a child best interests above all else.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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15 people found this review helpful

LDA has been a force of support for our Head Start Program and our families. LDA has provided intervention stategies to be implemented by our classroom teachers with children who have potential delays. Our teachers would be lost without LDA.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working as a partner to support families in receiving special ed services for their children.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their dedication to serving children with delays.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

take over the struggling local LEA and run it so that children's and families educational needs are met.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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