The Importance of Reading

If your child is struggling with a learning disability, reading can feel like more of a chore than a rewarding experience. If they’re having difficulty with their comprehension or decoding skills, keeping pace with their class can be a challenge—that’s why St. Louis...

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Annual Events

Come Join the Fun Interested in finding out how you can make a difference for kids? Every year, we host several events designed to help our students achieve their full potential. The more resources we have at our disposal, the easier it is for our dedicated team to...

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Working Memory

What is Working Memory? A simple and clear definition of working memory from learningworksforkids.com: Working Memory is the thinking skill that focuses on memory-in-action: the ability to remember and use relevant information while in the middle of an activity. An...

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Newsletter – February 2019

Here is what's in this month's LDA Leader: More on Dyslexia Screening, by Joe Biondo Establishing Routines, by Karen Thomson Inclement Weather Policy Upcoming Event - TRIVIA NIGHT A Cup of Joe More on Dyslexia ScreeningBy Joe Biondo, Educational...

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College Admissions Prep Tips

Have You Started Thinking About Higher Education? While more students with learning disabilities are attending colleges and universities around the country than ever before, a lot of parents still have some trepidation about their child’s chances. And while there are...

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Newsletter – December 2018

THE STUDENT ISSUE! The LDA Leader Student Issue provides an opportunity for students to share their experiences about how they were able to overcome their learning disabilities--and how St. Louis LDA helped them learn, develop & achieve in...

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Tips for Students with ADHD

Help Your Child Achieve their Full Potential For students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), common remedies typically involved the parent or teacher telling them to “pay attention,” in the hope that it would solve the problem. As a society, we know...

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Learning Disability Statistics, You Need to Know

Do You Have the Facts You Need? At St. Louis LDA, we believe that awareness is everything—our job is not just to assist children socially, academically, and emotionally, but to bring more credibility to a movement that’s already playing a prominent role in how we...

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Newsletter – November 2018

Here is what's in this month LDA Leader: Help Your Child Deal with Holiday Stress Setting and Achieving Goals Important dates to remember and our inclement weather policy Calling all Students! Is your student interested in contributing to the...

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Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Welcome to Learning Disabilities Month! October is Learning Disabilities (LD) Awareness month! At St. Louis LDA, we want to shine a light on what a learning disability is, specific kinds of learning disabilities, and how your child (or student) can be affected by them...

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Newsletter – October 2018

This month's LDA Leader articles: When Should You Pursue a Cognitive Educational Evaluation, by Barb Talent, Ph.D. Early Warning Signs of Learning Disabilities, by Karen Thomson, MA Is your student interested in contributing to the December 2018...

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Newsletter – September 2018

This month's LDA Leader articles: How to Form Strong Brains, by Karen Thomson Overcoming Test Anxiety, by Debra Leonard Is your student interested in contributing to the December 2018 Student Issue? If so, you are welcome to contact a St. Louis...

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Newsletter – August 2018

Cup of Joe Dyslexia: Coming to a School Near You - Part III By Joe Biondo, Educational Consultant Greetings to all, as the new school year is set to begin! With the new year comes a feeling of excitement (possibly mixed with anxiety) and a fresh...

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Newsletter – July 2018

Why Summer Reading? by Karen Thomson, Early Childhood Learning Specialist Summer reading will interest and engage your child, and it is one of the most useful activities for helping children succeed academically. Reading aloud will improve your...

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Newsletter – June 2018

THE STUDENT ISSUE! The LDA Leader Student Issue provides an opportunity for students to share their experiences about how they were able to overcome their learning disabilities--and how St. Louis LDA helped them learn, develop & achieve in...

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Newsletter – May 2018

Preparing for Kindergarten Karen Thomson, M.A., Program and Resource Development For many children, kindergarten is the beginning of their formal education and can be considered an important developmental milestone. These early learning...

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Newsletter – April 2018

Autism Awareness Begins Early Karen Thomson, M.A., St. Louis LDA Early Childhood Outreach Research has demonstrated that early identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is of great benefit to children, families and the community. Timely...

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Newsletter – March2018

When Is a Child Too Old for Read-Aloud Time? By Debra Leonard, St. Louis LDA Learning Specialist Many of us have warm memories of being read to by parents or grandparents. In addition, we may recall snuggling up with our own children and a...

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