ST LOUIS LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION INC

Rating: 4.85 stars   26 reviews

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.
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 30-0079611
314-966-3088
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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

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

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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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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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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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

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?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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