Learning and Development Center

When children enter the classroom, they bring their unique gifts as well as challenges. Even if their gifts are exceptional, difficulties in school can leave kids feeling frustrated, anxious, and inadequate.

The Child Mind Institute’s Learning and Development Center is dedicated to giving children the tools and support they need to manage their learning difficulties and succeed in school. Our expert team of clinicians provide a range of services, from evaluations and testing, personalized education plans, school placement consultation, and skills interventions and remediation. We also provide specialized evaluations and treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder as well as speech and language challenges.

Learn more about the services we provide:

Neuropsychological and Educational Evaluation
Early Childhood Evaluation
Learning Disability Service
Educational Consultation
Autism Spectrum Disorder Service
Speech and Language Service
Intensive Learning Treatment

Conditions we treat include: dyslexia and other reading problems, dysgraphia and other writing problems, mathematics disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), visual spatial weaknesses and other nonverbal learning problems, autism, and speech and language difficulties. We also evaluate other conditions like anxiety and mood problems that impact learning.

To make an appointment, call us at (212) 308-3118 or request an appointment online.

Our Team

Matthew M. Cruger, PhD
Matthew M. Cruger, PhD

Senior Director, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Alex Bellantuono, EdM
Alex Bellantuono, EdM

Clinical Extern, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Alice Brandwein, PhD
Alice Brandwein, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

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Amira Hanna

Clinical Extern, Learning and Development Center

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Kelly Janke, PhD, ABPP-CN

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

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Alexandra Nussbaum, MS, CCC-SLP
Alexandra Levine, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Learning and Development Center and Healthy Brain Network

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Matthew Pagirsky, PsyD

Associate Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

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Laura Fuhrman
Laura Phillips, PsyD, ABPdN

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

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Stanislav Royzman, PsyD
Stanislav Royzman, PsyD

Associate Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

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Kenneth Schuster, PsyD
Kenneth Schuster, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center; Director of Clinical Training

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Christine Vuolo, MS

Clinical Extern, Learning and Development Center

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Adam Zamora, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

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