Consultant Membership of LDA is available to teachers who have specialised training in areas relevant to the teaching of students with learning difficulties. Such students are generally within the average range of intelligence. Consultant Membership may be taken up by LDA Members who provide tuition to students with learning difficulties. LDA Consultants with the appropriate requirements are eligible to register for the LDA Online Tutor Search, which matches students seeking private tuition to consultants whose areas of expertise match the needs of the student seeking help.
Consultants pay a higher LDA membership fee to cover the administrative costs associated with Consultant Membership, and are required to show evidence of ongoing professional development activities throughout each year of their Consultant Membership.
In Victoria, the Consultants' Committee organises some professional development activities. It has also set up a series of network groups to provide opportunities for professional networking and communication between Consultant members located in different areas of Melbourne as well as in regional centres.
Applicants for Consultant Membership must have:
To download a Consultant Application form click here
To obtain a list of all requirements to apply for Consultant Membership click here.
For further information about the Online Tutor Search click here
Approved Consultant Members who register with the Online Tutor Service must:
For further information about LDA Consultant Professional Development and to download the forms to complete the annual summary of PD points claimed for renewal of Consultant membership, click here.
Consultants receive all membership benefits, including two issues of the LDA Journal, the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, and three issues of the LDA Bulletin annually, plus online access to back issues of these publications, as well as reduced rates for LDA workshops, seminars and conferences.
For queries about LDA Consultant Membership, please contact us.