Professor of Psychology, Director of the Child Study Institute, Ph.D., Yale University
Psychosocial Developmental and Abnormal Psychology
Leslie A. Rescorla ( B.A., Radcliffe College, 1967; Ph.D., Yale University, 1976) is a licensed and school certified psychologist. Her research interests are the epidemiology and outcome of language delay in toddlers; longitudinal patterns of academic aptitude and achievement; and empirically based assessment and longitudinal study of psychopathology and competence in children, adolescents, and adults. Her research interests are the epidemiology and outcome of language delay in toddlers; international comparisons of empirically based assessment of psychopathology in children, adolescents, and adults; and screening for autism spectrum disorders.Professor Rescorla received her clinical training at Yale Child Study Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. She is currently Director of the School Psychology program, and Director of the Bryn Mawr Child Study Institute and the Thorne Early Childhood Programs. She is Director of the Bryn Mawr Child Study Institute and the Thorne Early Childhood Programs as well as the Child and Family Studies minor. Her clinical practice involves psychological assessment, early childhood evaluation, individual and family therapy, and family-school consultation.
Dr. Rescorla's current research is concentrated in three major areas, as outlined below. Projects that are ongoing or pending in which students might become involved are listed for each area.Research on language delay:
Individual differences in early reading
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