Community Programs

Community Programs (3 items)

LDA Minnesota's community-based programs are instructional services offered through partnerships with community agencies and local schools serving children and youth at risk for academic failure in the metro area. LDA Minnesota also engages in Public Education and Outreach to help raise awareness about learning disabilities and other learning difficulties.

LDA Minnesota's Public Education and Outreach is provided through its communication materials, information and referral services, educational conferences, and seminars. LDA Minnesota's goal is to provide quality information and training to parents, teachers, professionals, and the general public on learning disabilities (LD) and other learning difficulties.

Building Successful Readers

“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.” —National Commission on Reading

The Early Literacy program at LDA Minnesota is based on early childhood research. The program prepares parents to support their child’s early reading skill development through workshops, practical hands-on strategies, and literacy materials. It provides childcare professionals with training and materials to encourage parents’ efforts at home and to incorporate early literacy strategies throughout their program. Raising A Reader is our take-home book bag program to support early literacy.

LDA Minnesota’s Learning Connections program provides intensive early intervention instruction and supplemental activities for low-income elementary students who have fallen significantly behind grade level in reading. Our specially-trained teachers provide intensive intervention instruction to students in grades Kindergarten through 12 in reading, math, writing, and English language learning during the school day at urban schools and community sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul.