What does a LDT/C do?
The Learning Consultant is a member of the Child Study Team, a multidisciplinary group of professionals providing consultative and evaluative services for students who may require individualized supports for learning and succeeding in school.
An LDT/C serves as an educational specialist on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team. An LDT/C facilitates meetings, serves as a case manager for students with IEPs, and acts as an educational diagnostician.
- Special education training
- No less than 3 years of classroom teaching experience
- LDT/C certification program completion
- Completion of a professional externship
- Masters degree or higher
- Standard certification as an LDT/C following program completion
- is available to answer questions about your child's IEP
- conducts meetings with school staff and parents
- collaborates with private providers in support of students
- evaluates students to determine learning difficulties and analyzes results to help determine eligibility for special education services and identify students' individual strengths and weaknesses, particularly in academic domains
- collaborates with the IEP team to determine the least restrictive environment for special education students
- provides support and training to teachers and staff in a variety of special needs and academic interventions, strategies, accommodations and modifications
- has an awareness and understanding of a variety of student learning differences