Your pre-school aged children may exhibit symptoms of learning disabilities or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which could develop into more serious concerns once they begin school. These symptoms may include difficulty identifying size, shape, or color; poor motor coordination; impulsive behavior; hyperactivity; or low tolerance for frustration. 

St. Louis LDA offers early childhood services that can help determine if your young child may be at risk for learning problems. Through on-site observations of children in the preschool or kindergarten classroom, we can begin to pinpoint how your child learns most effectively. We then provide feedback to you and to your child's teachers about appropriate programming for children with special needs to ensure they have a plan for success as they enter their elementary school years.
 

Early childhood services include:

  • Observations of your child in the classroom
  • Individual consultations with a consultant/advocate
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Attending meetings at the school with you
  • Resource library in our office
  • Referral services
  • Parent/Teacher workshops - available for clock hours
     

Our Early Childhood Specialists are able to consult on the following observation tools regarding classroom and environmental effectiveness:

  • ELLCO
  • CLASS
  • ECERS 
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Download our early childhood outreach brochure.


For more information, or to schedule a meeting with one of our early education consultants, call our office at 314-966-3088.