The Center for Attention and Learning is a unique educational evaluation program for low-income New York City children struggling with attention and learning disabilities. It is part of the Outpatient Center for Mental Health at Lenox Hill Hospital, located on East 64th Street. No other program within the five boroughs provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, educational advocacy, follow-up, parental guidance, and integrated agency involvement, devoted to underserved families. We are committed to helping low-income children with learning and attention disorders receive the assistance they need to lead productive, meaningful, and fulfilling lives.
The center serves a broad range of children and their families. While our primary focus is on children from low-income families, we also serve the immediate Lenox Hill Hospital community and children throughout the five boroughs. We conduct a thorough phone screening to make sure our center is the most appropriate place for each child to receive services. If not, we help parents find an organization that can provide the services they need.
Although New York City schools work very hard to provide evaluations and services for children with learning disabilities, many children don't receive the full attention they need. Comprehensive evaluations are not always readily available for these children. At The Center for Attention and Learning, we provide extensive evaluations and utilize the most recent testing tools available to assess a broad range of learning disabilities. Private evaluations are extremely costly and out of reach for most of the families seeking our help. Our fees are based on a sliding scale, so we are able to provide a tremendously important service for underserved children in New York City. Straight Medicaid covers all costs related to testing.