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Learning Disabilities Association Inc

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Causes: Education, Educational Services, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: To empower and support children, adults, families and the broader community impacted by learning disabilities, attention deficits and related learning challenges through assessment, intervention, education and outreach.

Programs: Learning connections - focuses on preventing severe academic difficulties or school failure by providing intensive reading, writing and math instruction for low-income children and youth, support for their parents, and resources for classroom teachers. In fy2017, the learning connections program enrolled 459 children; 84% of students exceeded academic growth expectations as measured on pre- and post-tests. Additionally, parent engagement activities to support literacy reached 372 parents and family members; 91% of parents reported gaining useful information and strategies to support their children's academic success.

instructional and support services - provides individualized tutoring, executive function skill building, workshops, support groups and consultations for children, youth, adults and families affected by learning disabilities and attention deficits. These highly individualized services improve learning strategies and skills to help children and adults meet their academic, vocational and personal goals at school, home, and work. Lda provided service to 139 children, youth, parents and adults during fy2017 with 98% achieving their target goal or reporting gaining useful information and strategies.

assessment services - includes learning and attention-deficit diagnostic assessments and individual consultations to identify and document academic strengths and challenges, document the presence or absence of a disability, and provide strategies for accommodating their learning and attention difficulties, thereby increasing life outcomes. Twenty-six (26) children, youth and adults were assessed during fy2017; 100% reported gaining self-knowledge and strategies to achieve their goals.

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