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St Louis Learning Disabilities Association Inc

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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.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!