Located on the grounds of Haverford College, the Thorne Early Intervention Preschool offers an intensive and individualized experience for children as young as age 2.5 years. Classes with a high adult-to-child ratio are available to preschoolers for whom language delays, attention problems, social skills deficits, and difficulties with behavioral self-regulation preclude functioning in a traditional preschool setting. A major emphasis of the program is on fostering the children’s expression of communicative intent.
Students meet for two hours in the morning or afternoon, and attend for two, three, or five times weekly. Class sizes are limited and are taught by a speech-language pathologist and a special education teacher, along with assistance from undergraduate teaching assistants. Group occupational therapy is provided once a week for certain classes.
"We thank our lucky stars that our son attended the Early Intervention Preschool. Our son was able to work on skills to thrive socially and academically, in a nourishing and enriching environment, all under the wings of a dedicated team who truly believed in his abilities as much as us." —Jenny K., Grateful and Proud Mom
Fees for the 2019 Summer Program June 10–July 19
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday Morning||$2,210|
|Monday, Wednesday Afternoon||$1,560|
Fees for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||$12,870|
Parents interested in the Early Intervention Preschool should contact Maureen Henderson, the Program Coordinator, at 610-645-0244 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Chaplick, M.S., CCC-SLP
Susan is a certified speech and language pathologist with 30 years of experience working with children. Along with her private practice, Susan is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Philadelphia Autism Society and was a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Autism Assessment and Diagnosis Expert Work Group. In 2006 this group established consistent and practical standards for evaluation and diagnosis of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Susan earned a M.S from Boston University and a B.S from East Stroudsburg College.
Special Education Teacher
Nicole is a graduate of Duquesne University (B.S. in Elementary Education) and has a Special Education Certification. Prior to coming to Thorne in 2019, Nicole taught at A Step Up Academy, a school that serves children on the autism spectrum.