About LDI FAQ
Is LDI a boarding school?
What makes LDI unique?
How can my son/daughter benefit from LDI?
Is LDI an accredited school?
Which groups of disabilities are served by LDI?
What is the age range of students who attend LDI?
LDI serves Day High School students grades 9-12. Post secondary programs and Summer Academy ages 16-24. Adult residential students are 18-30 years old.
How long does a student typically attend LDI?
When should I apply, is there a deadline?
Does the tuition have to be paid all at once?
Do I need to schedule a time in advance to visit LDI?
Will my son/daughter be tested during the interview?
Do you accept students who have been diagnosed with a personality or behavior disorder along with their learning disability?
What documentation is required for LDI Admission?
If I want to know how my son/daughter is doing in their classes at LDI how do I contact their instructors?
You would contact their student advisor who would have all of this information. Furthermore, you could arrange a conference call if needed with the instructor and advisor.
Do the students earn college credits for the courses at LDI?
No. College bound students take additional courses outside of the LDI core based on individual goals and schedule availability.
Is my son/daughter permitted to take additional classes at a college or vocational school?
Yes. We encourage new first trimester students to limit outside college courses to one core/elective class to allow for adjustments to their new environment. As each student progresses at their own rate, more credit hours can be added to their core LDI schedule and balanced with other community-based activities such as service learning, personal training at a fitness center, outside appointments, etc.
Are there any restrictions in regards to my son/daughter taking additional classes at a college or vocational school?
Depending on their previous educational attainment and overall preparedness to move into this environment dictates where they would begin this process and how many hours they would take.
Is tutoring available?
Tutoring is available both at LDI and if the students documented disability qualifies them for accommodations under the ADA, at the college. Tutorial support is available for all college students for certain courses, but does not automatically entitle the additional accommodations specific to a disabling condition without current documentation.
Does LDI monitor and track a student’s academic progress?
Yes, through an advisor monthly inquiries and college faculty responding to our request for information.
Who is the primary point of contact for all student needs?
The student’s advisor is the primary point of contact.
What is the frequency of advisement meetings?
Usual once a week for an hour, or more often as needed.
What is the appropriate role of parents/families involvement the student’s progress?
At LDI we use a team approach under the guidance of the advisors, with the parents taking on a supportive role to the staff regarding their adult child’s progress in the program.
What is the most effective way to communicate with advisors?
The most effective way to communicate with the advisors is via e-mail and telephone, with e-mail being the preferred and fastest to get a response method.
How are students evaluated?
Advisor and student draft a Plan of Action in the beginning of each year which identifies specific goals – based on the reports received, student identified issues, and the expectations of the team – as well as process of attainment. The plan further entails measurable outcomes which serve to evaluate student progress at the end of each year.
Are regular progress reports provided to the parents?
Not in the manner of formal reports or “grades”; however, parents are kept informed of their adult child’s progress via email and conference calls (at the end of each semester).
What will LDI do if my son/daughter has a personal crisis?
In crisis situations, the advisor will assist the student in working through the issue. In the rare case that the advisor is unavailable, the student’s back-up advisor will be notified.