ST LOUIS LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION INC

Rating: 4.85 stars   26 reviews

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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
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Rating: 5 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

I have a daughter that is involved with the St. Louis L.D.A. so I know first hand that they are dedicated to doing everything they can possibly do for children who are learning disabled. It is so rewarding to see children who progress because of the help L.D.A. has given them. Children are our future so we should do everything possible for them.

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

I know children who have benefited from the help given by L.D.A.

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

do all I could to provide them with every tool they need to help every child that needs help.

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

The willingness of so many people to be involved in helping children who are learning diabled.

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

All of the staff and volunteers are so dedicated to finding ways to help each child.

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

help even more children in the area to fulfill their dreams of progressing well in life.

Ways to make it better...

I don't think i could have better experiences than I have had.

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

getting the financial support from big companies who could make a difference in the life of a child and getting volunteers who are really dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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

they need the support of everyone in order to keep doing the wonderful things they are doing at present.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

My child is a young adult now, but several years ago, while she was in middle school, a teacher recommended the St. Louis LDA to us as a resource. The staff was very helpful, and continued to be helpful for many years. The workshops and seminars for parents were educational. It's been a pleasure to watch the St. Louis LDA grow. The programs that are offered to children with Learning Disabilities and ADHD are much needed. They are a very special organization.

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

They offer education support for Learning Disabled children, as well as emotional support to children and parents.

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Ways to make it better...

They are such a great organization and need money to continue doing their important work with the learning disabled.

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 every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

The St. Louis LDA has been a wonderful resource for many years. With an eye to truly quality education for kids with learning differences and ADD, St. Louis LDA's volunteers and paid staff are always helpful in answering questions over the phone, directing one to resources which our school districts seem to know nothing about, and being informed and current. I have never been made to feel "dumb" even though at times I think my questions WERE. The message that parents and students must develop advocacy is delivered over and over, and LDA of St. Louis helps to give people the tools to develop that advocacy. While my sons have not taken advantage of the after-school tutoring, I understand that it too is very good. LDA of St. Louis has given me the clear message that is OK and the right thing to do to expect more nad work to get what your kids need in school. It is OK and the right thing to do to have high expectations and let our kids hold onto their dreams because they CAN achieve them.

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

Have gotten much information from workshops and over the phone; have raised my level of awareness about how I and the schools could and should help my son with LD/ADD.

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

The very accepting manner in which the staff deals with the parents; the impression I always got that there IS a way to help.

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

helpful; knowlegeable.

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

be able to set up more offices around our area; in Missouri we are really behind the timnes with how we educate LD kids; we need the quality services which LDA of St. Louis provides, all over the metro St. Louis area.

Ways to make it better...

It would be great to have a satellite office nearer to wh ere we live (University City) to help with tutoring.

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

funding--but I really am uninfomrned here.

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

Thank you to the people who are so very caring and passionate about helping our kids! And thank you for expecting excellence from our teachers. Thank you for the message that LD does NOT mean "not as smart."

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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5 people found this review helpful

St. Louis Learning Disabilities is a wonderful organization! They help many children and teens become more successful. I don't know what St. Louis would do without them!

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

the people who work there.

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

the St Louis LDA was instrumental in getting my daughter the help she needs at school. I attended countless meetings with the "CARE team" at school and jumped through every hoop they threw my way, and yet I still could not get her the help she needed. In despair I contacted the LDA and they gave me timely and critical information that changed the way the school was looking at her challenges. When I brought an advocate to our next meeting we got more assistance than I would have dreamed possible. We also began using the tutoring services at LDA. The tutors are wonderful and truly understood what my daughter needed and how to motivate her. Everyone at LDA is there for the children and their love and committment to helping these kids is undeniable. I feel blessed to have found the LDA and apprecaite everything they have done for my family.

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

that they totally changed my daughter's life. She was feeling stupid and incapable before we found LDA. Their help has shown her that she can learn and she can succeed.

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

kind, compassionate and caring, in addition to being highly qualified.

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

make the world a better place by helping millions of learning disabled children. They could provide free advocates for every LD child's IEP meetings, tutoring services, testing and counseling for families in crisis.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Tremendous organization. Clearly filled with people who really care about the kids. Had a profound impact on several of my children. A unique resource in the St. Louis area.

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

The people really care about the kids

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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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

LDA has been a great source of support in many ways for many years. There was after school tutoring for my son as well as testing services to evaluate his needs and get him more help at school. They have great caring staff and are a wealth of information and connection to language and other professionals who can help struggling students. Thanks LDA!

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

my son's suppport through tutoring and testing.

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

expand its outreach to the public through free or cheap seminars on various learning disabilities

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

caring staff.

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

professional and dedicated

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

provide free tutoring services and subsidized testing to low income families.

Ways to make it better...

It was a great experience

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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?

2009-6-01

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6 people found this review helpful

My middle school daughter is finally off to a great start in 7th grade after so many years of struggling. The summer workshop on study skills taught her how to advocate for herself and use the techniques that work for her own learning style.

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

my daughter's smile as she shows me her grades. What a feeling to finally see her feeling successful!

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

helpful and supportive. On our side.

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

help all the children who struggle to stop fighting and start learning.

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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7 people found this review helpful

When I have questions about planning my child's services for learning disabilities, I often contact an LDA educational consultant and have always received very helpful information and new perspectives. My child's teachers and service providers are quite good but it is always helpful to have another point of view. Most importantly, I think it is extremely reassuring to know there is always someone there you can call.

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

Excellent. I'm very impressed with the quality of the staff and the growth of the organization. I refer parents to LDA all the time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have 2 children with learning disabilities. I am a speech-language pathologist, but my practice has focused on adults. My children attend a private school and the resource teacher recommended attending the LDA workshops. I attended all of the them and the knowledge that I received has been utilized with my children daily. It has increased my ability to advocate for my children. Thanks!

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

attending the workshops. It has provided an increased understanding of the IEP process, behavior techniques, study strategies and ways to advocate for my children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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