TESTING: Cognitive/Educational Evaluations • Speech/Language Evaluations SERVICES FOR CHILDREN: One-On-One Tutoring • Speech/Language Articulation/Therapy • Educational Coaching for Upper-Level High School and College Students • ACT/SAT Prep • College Advocacy • Summer Study Skills Classes SERVICES FOR PARENTS: Family Advocacy Outreach Program • Parent Coaching • Crisis Intervention COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Early Childhood Outreach Program • Professional Development and Community Education
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Individuals with learning disabilities are of average or above average intelligence, but the disability creates a gap between ability and performance. Many times ADHD and autism are present as well.
Why Help Kids Early?
• Adolescents who have learning disabilities are at increased risk for drug and alcohol abuse, and an estimated 17-60% of teens in treatment for substance abuse had learning disabilities.
• More than 30% of students with learning disabilities drop out of high school vs. 10% of students who do not have ld.
• If a child with learning disabilities receives help by the first grade, he or she has a 90% chance of reading on track.