Because of its affiliation with the Bryn Mawr College Child Study
Institute (which is right next door), the Thorne School is able to offer
a variety of forms of psychoeducational support services not found in
most other early childhood programs.
Jan Linowitz (Ed.D., Harvard University) serves as the psychoeducational consultant to the toddler program, traditional nursery school, and traditional kindergarten. She observes in the classroom, consults with teachers, and attends staff meetings regularly. She is available to parents for private consultations about typical preschool issues such as separation anxiety. Dr. Linowitz also facilitates structured "playdates" in which children have the opportunity to play with a peer from their class. Teachers are then able to support the same kind of play in the classroom.
Dr. Leslie Rescorla, (Ph.D., Yale University) Professor of Psychology and Director of the Child Study Institute, is also the Director of the Thorne Early Child Programs and serves as a psychological consultant to all its programs. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist, Dr. Rescorla is available to work at Child Study Institute with Thorne families who request an early childhood evaluation or school admission evaluation for their child. She also can consult with parents and teachers about children's behavioral and emotional issues, see children for therapy, and collaborate with Thorne teachers to better meet the needs of children in their classrooms. An international expert on early language delay, Dr. Rescorla is also available to consult with parents who have concerns about their children's language development.