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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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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Newsletter – February 2018

A CUP OF JOE Dyslexia: Coming to a School Near You by Joe Biondo, MA, Educational Consultant If you haven’t heard by now, the Missouri legislature passed a law over a year and a half ago mandating schools to screen children for dyslexia...

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Newsletter – January 2018

The Importance of Sleep By Barb Talent, PhD, Clinical Psychologist Sleep is important. We all know it, and we often talk about how we need to get more sleep. We talk about how we, as adults, need more sleep and about how we need to make sure our...

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Newsletter – December 2017

What Am I Doing? By Tyler J. Sherman I don’t have control of my brain. I don’t even have control of my own personality. This isn’t some Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde situation where I become this horrid beast, unless you consider a teenage boy a...

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Newsletter – November 2017

Tips for Success: Report Cards are in, and Second Quarter is in Full Swing By: Autumn Bemis, Learning Specialist This year's first quarter report cards have arrived and you may be glowing over your child's success! But despite achievement in...

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Newsletter – October 2017

A Cup of Joe “I See You” (Part 2) Joe Biondo, MA., Educational Consultant I see you with your head bowed, staring at your paper, I see you staring off into space, I see you looking to others as to what to do, I see you confused and unsure of...

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Newsletter – September 2017

A Cup of Joe “I See You” (Part 1) As the school year begins, optimism is in the air. It’s a very positive time for the majority of school-age girls and boys as they look forward to seeing all of their old friends, making new ones, and...

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Newsletter – August 2017

Preparing Your Child for an Early Education Environment By Karen Thomson, Early Childhood Outreach Program & Resource Development An Early Childhood Education Environment (ECE) can be a great place for young children to grow, develop and...

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