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Directory of Schools for LD Students
Q: We are in the process of looking for a school that specializes in learning differences in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Our 16-year-old is floundering in his current high school. Is there a directory for this type of school?
A: I'd contact Resources for Children with Special Needs in New York City. They publish a directory that you might find helpful. You can reach them at 212-677-4650. Two other directories that could also be useful are Peterson's Private Secondary Schools (1-800-338-3282) and SchoolSearch Guide to Private Schools with Programs or Services for Students with Learning Disabilities (617-489-5785).
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For more than 20 years, Eileen Marzola has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, and with their parents and teachers. She has been a regular education classroom teacher, a consultant teacher/resource teacher, an educational evaluator/diagnostician, and has also taught graduate students at the university level. Marzola is an adjunct assistant professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. She also maintains a private practice in the evaluation and teaching of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.