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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Education, Educational Services, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We have five children with Learning Disabilities. St. Louis Learning Disabilities helped bring sanity and joy back to our household. Our children were strugging in school. Our relationship with our children was practically gone. We received guidance from numerous Doctors, but no one was able to help. Finding LDA was a breath of fresh air. Trained and caring people that actually understood what we were going through and were able to help us. LDA helped us so much, I felt compelled to give back. I've been on the LDA Board for 4 years. It is a very rewarding experience to know that we are helping so many children and families, everyday!

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

LDA has grown quickly with the help of excellent leadership in the Executive Director and Board Chair. This organization is a great investment for donors - you know that every dollar given is going to generate results.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

St. Louis LDA has grown with leaps and bounds over the past five years. The number of children, families and teachers who have been helped is remarkable. Children with learning challenges and frustrated parents have a strong advocate in St. Louis LDA. They provide the resources to diagnose disabilities, the tools to understand and improve learning and coping skills, and most importantly they provide the hope that a child's self esteem will grow. One child recounted, "Before LDA my life was like a muddy swamp, after LDA it's like a crystal pool."

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

St. Louis LDA is an organization that provides hope and tangible results to children facing learning difficulties -- and their families as well. As a board member, I've been involved with St. Louis LDA for over a year and have seen the life-changing impact they have on kids of all ages. Their staff is deeply experienced, and they develop individual plans for each child tailored to their unique needs. And the number of children LDA touches each year keeps growing, a testament to their success in giving kids confidence and tools to overcome their learning issues -- but also a sobering reminder of how many kids in our community need help scholastically.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

"You are a lifeline." "Finally, someone understands and can help my child." "You've saved our family." Comments such as these are heard everyday at the St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association. This organization truly makes a difference in the lives of children who have neurologically based learning disabilities and/or AD/HD. Children who come for help to LDA have gone from failing grades to the honor roll, from being emotionally paralyzed and hating school to smiling, learning students who love to learn because they finally have someone who understands how they learn and can coach and teach them. The staff is the best in the area and you will find no one who cares more about children and families than the professionals associated with this organization. As a board member, it is gratifying to see the difference that is made every day in the life of a child or a family!