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

    The LDT/C...

    • 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