For Parents

Parents are often the first to know that 'something is not right.' Although you may not be able to put your finger on it, you see your child struggling in ways that their friends and siblings are not.

If you sense that your child may have learning disabilities, it is important to take action. Schools are overburdened and most do not have the ability to address your child's needs properly. Parents need to take an active and ongoing role in making sure their child is getting all the necessary support they need to learn, beginning with an accurate evaluation. 


Learning disabilities look different at each developmental stage. Parents and teachers should be on the lookout for the warning signs.

As a parent, you know your child best. It is important that you seek help as soon as you realize that your child is having difficulty learning. You will need to become your child's most effective advocate. It's important that you arm yourself with the information that will enable you to navigate the school system.


  • We will evaluate your child to identify the exact nature of their LD.
  • We will recommend the services your child needs in order to learn.
  • We will guide you and insure that you get the recommended services. 
  • We will prepare you to advocate for your child's needs.


If you would like more information about our program Promise at Columbia, or in need of a referral please contact:

Office Administrator
Promise at Columbia

Promise at Columbia                     
CUMC - Harkness Eye Institute
635 West 165th Street, 6 floor
New York, NY  10032


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