A Multidisciplinary Clinic Serving Children, Adolescents, College Students, Adults, and Families
At Child Study Institute, specialists provide comprehensive and caring support to address learning, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal difficulties and to help clients inprove their competence and adjustment.
Leslie Rescorla, Ph.D.
Class of 1897 Professor of Science
Professor of Psychology
Bryn Mawr College
Niki Moleski, Billing Manager, Intake Coordinator and Office Manager
Maureen Scott, Administrative Assistant
"At the Movies” is a group program that uses movies to enhance social and
communication skills. Students increase their social skills by
watching, analyzing, and discussing conversations and social situations
within movies. We will focus on the themes of empathy, perspective
taking, and calming down, as well as understanding emotions, verbal
intonation, and body language. This group is intended for middle and high school students with
social skills needs and/or high functioning autism spectrum disorder. Groups are comprised of 4-6
children, and led by a certified school psychologist.
The Social Strategy Group is a ten week program designed for young adults (ages 21+ years old) with a variety of social challenges such as establishing friendships, reading nonverbal cues, conversing with others, and overcoming obstacles to dating. The group is appropriate for those individuals with autism spectrum disorder, nonverbal learning disability, and social anxiety.
Dr. Rescorla was recently featured in an article in DugDug, a news site dedicated to bringing cutting edge research to a mainstream audience. Dr. Rescorla discusses her cross-linguistic research program designed to test the utility of the Language Development Survey for characterizing both typical and delayed lexical development in other languages with respect to vocabulary size and lexical composition.