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Learning Disabilities



Learning Disabilities (LD) are manifested by significant problems in listening, understanding, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical ability. The LD may be mild or severe. Some people with LD have trouble performing tasks when instructions are too rapid to process; this is sometimes mistaken for carelessness or lower intelligence. While children may have LD detected at school, many adults struggle without receiving the proper diagnosis and help. Due to the manyc forms of LD, it is important that an individual receive proper testing and treatment.

The following links will take you to resources for evaluation and other appropriate services.

Clinical Services

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Mount Sinai Medical Center
Communication Disorders Center
100 Street & Madison Avenue, Box 1254
New York, NY 10028
Voice: 212-241-6153
Fax: 212-426-7781
www.mountsinai.org

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Manhattan Reading Institute
236 W. 27th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Voice: 212-727-7760

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adult Literacy Program
Rose F. Kennedy Center
1410 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461
Voice: 718-430-2000

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Ackerman Institute for the Family
LD, Attention Disorders & Family Program
149 E. 78th Street
New York, NY 10021
Voice: 212-879-4900
Fax: 212-744-0206
www.ackerman.org

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Independent Schools

Manhattan

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The Reece School Elementary School students with either learning, emotional and/or speech difficulty’s
25 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 25 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 289-4872
Fax: (212) 423-9652
Email: info@reeceschool.org
Fax: (212) 423-9652
Email: info@reeceschool.org

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Winston Prep School
Grades 4-12 School for students with a variety of learning disabilities
126 West 17 Street
New York, NY 10011

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Gateway School
K-8 school for students with a variety of learning disabilities
211 West 61st Street New York NY 10023
1212 777 5966

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Stephen Gaynor School
K-8 school serving students with language based learning disabilities
148 West 90th Street, New York, NY 10024 |
(212) 787-7070

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Parkside School
Elementary school for students with language based learning disabilities
48 West 74th Street New York, NY 10023
(212) 721-8888

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Aaron School
K-12 serves students with a variety of learning disabilities
309 E 45 Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone (212) 867-9594

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Legacy High School
Grades 9-12 students with a variety of learning disabilities
587 MAIN STREET, ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY 10044
212-223-5055

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The Lorge School

K-9 students with learning and emotional disabilities
353 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-929-8660

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Children’s Academy

K-5 school for students with speech and language delays
350 East 52nd street

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West End Day School

Elementary School geared towards students with a variety of learning and emotional issues
255 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-873-5708

 

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Shefa School
Serves students grades 2-5 who have language based learning disabilities
The Shefa School
40 East 29th Street
New York NY 10016
Phone: 212.873.1300

 

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Gillian Brewer School
Serves students 5-10 years old who have learning, emotional and speech related issues
410 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
212-831-3667

 

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Windward Manhattan
Serves students grades 2-7 with language based learning disabilities
212 East 93rd Street New York, NY 10128

 

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Brooklyn

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Gesher Yehuda Yesheva
K-12 school for students with a range of learning disabilities
9 Avenue T, Brooklyn, NY, 11223
Phone: 718.714.7400
FAX: 718.714.9075
E-mail: gesherkids@gmail.com

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Catherine Laboure School
Offers a 12 month program for students with a variety of learning disabilities grades k-8
744 East 87th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
718-449-1857

 

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The Sterling School
Grades 2-6 school serving students with language based learning disabilities
299 Pacific St Ste A
Brooklyn, NY 11201-0112
Tel: (718)625-3502

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Mary McDowell Friends School
Serves K-12 students with a variety of learning disabilities
Elementary School
20 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-625-3939

Middle School
133-135 Summit Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-858-1707

Upper School
23 Sidney Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-855-0141

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Ohr Halimud - The Multi-Sensory Learning Center
Serves children and young adults with dyslexia through a variety of programs
Programs include
Ohr HaLimud Girls School
Boys yeshiva program
After School tutoring
1681 42nd Street Brooklyn NY 11204
718-972-0170

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Queens

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Yeshiva Education for Special Students
Serves K-8 Students with a variety of learning disabilities
147-37 70th Road, Flushing, NY 11367
718-268-5976

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Lowell School
Serving grades 3-12 students with a variety of learning disabilities
Elementary/Middle School
Whitestone, New York 11357
Fax: 718-352-3654
Principal:
Irene Psilakis
Phone: 718-352-2156
ipsilakis@thelowellschool.com
Director of Admissions
Alicia Devins
Phone: 718-352-3525
adevins@thelowellschool.com

High School
The Lowell School
Flushing, New York 11355
Principal:
Susan Klein
Phone: 718-445-4222
tlschool2@aol.com
Admissions/Clinical Coordinator:
Rona Wasserman
Phone 718-445-4222
rwasserman@thelowellschool.com

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Summit School
Geared towards students with emotional and learning disabilities
Lower School: 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11366 |
Upper School: Jamaica Estates, NY 11432

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Bronx

New York Institute of Special Education (Van Cleve program)
School for elementary- middle school age children with learning and/or emotional disabilities
999 Pelham Parkway, Bronx, NY 10469

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After School Programs

Reading Initiative
free after-school program that provides 27 weeks of free systematic Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction using the Preventing Academic Failure (PAF) program. Classes are taught by trained teachers in small groups of no more than 8 public & parochial school students, whose families cannot afford private tutoring or do not have extra reading support provided to them in their school district. Eligible children:

 

  • have completed Kindergarten but are having difficulty with sound/symbol recognition, or
  • are in grades 1, 2 or 3 and are struggling to read, and/or are dyslexic, and
  • do not have extra reading support offered to them through their school district
    301 EAST 29TH STREET • NEW YORK NY 10016 • (212) 722-0610

Everyone Reading
Free Afterschool program for students in grades 3-5 with dyslexia or other learning difficulties. provides 1 hour, 2 days a week of small group evidence-based instruction.
30 Broad Street, suite 402, New York, NY 10004
Lguerrero@everyonereading.org.

The Hunter Learning Lab
Provides after-school tutoring for students with learning disabilities grades 1-9,
HUNTER COLLEGE
695 Park Ave
NY, NY 10065
212.772.4000

Colleges/Post secondary resources

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Marymount Manhattan College
Academic Access Program
221 East 71st Street 
New York, NY 10021 
(212) 774-0724

Winston Transitions
240 Madison Avenue, 14th floor, New York, NY 10016
Director, John Civita
Executive Director, Scott Bezsylko
646-869-4600|jcivita@winstonprep.edu

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Jewish Board of Guardians
The Learning Center
4049 Henry Hudson Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
Voice: 718-796-8700

 

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LaGuardia Community College - CUNY
Office for Students with Disabilities
The Learning Project
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M120B
Long Island City, NY 11101-3071
Voice: 718-482-5278
TTY: 718-482-6056
Fax: 718-482-6055

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The Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities
350 East 82nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10028
Voice: 212-722-0610
Fax: 212-722-1384
www.churchillschool.com

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New York University
LD Support Services Unit
566 LaGuardia Place, Suite 701
New York, NY 10012
V/TTY: 212-998-4980
Fax: 212-995-4114
www.perceptions4people.org/component/content/article/86-general/324-new-york-university-ld-support-services-unit.html

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The A.D.D. Resource Center, Inc.
215 W. 75th Street
New York, NY 10023
Voice/Fax: 646-205-8080
www.addrc.org

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International Center for the Disabled
Speech & Hearing Department
340 E. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Voice: 212-585-6245

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Resource Links