Dr. Lynn Rothstein is an early childhood developmental psychologist, specializing in the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children.
Dr. Lynn has both academic and direct service experience in early childhood programs, developmental psychology research, and higher education admissions and administration, including the longitudinal developmental testing of children from 12 months through age 6. As a developmental psychologist by training, she brings this broad perspective to the field of curriculum development, test preparation of young children, and skill development of students through the middle school years.
Dr. Lynn has a passion for the early and middle-school years of child development, supporting and building upon the child's cognitive potential.
Each child is unique in the blend of temperament and skills, and her interactive approach to the work with the child is a special opportunity to empower the child to be well equipped to acquire the skills for early skill development, academic readiness, and test preparation. She brings a patient professional style to her interactions with the children, and gives them a sense of pride in their accomplishments. The children and students she works with know that they can do it!
In the area of test preparation, Dr. Lynn builds upon the child and student’s cognitive potential, She focuses on an integrated three-part preparation process: 1) assessing and developing the content area knowledge the child needs for the tests; 2) emphasizing the test-taking skills themselves which are required even of the youngest children; 3) and building upon the cognitive flexibility which is an underlying skill for success. Supporting and stretching the child’s test-taking stamina, is integral to this overall and comprehensive approach.
Dr. Lynn also provides the highest quality experience for the family, parents and caregivers participating in the tutoring process, bringing an informed perspective to the session plans for the family, through in-office debriefs, reports, and e-mail communications. The student and family should always look forward to the next session’s experience, debriefs and updated reports.
With an undergraduate degree in psychology and anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Cornell University, her early work focused on the symbolic play development and early language acquisition of young children. Lynn has more than twenty years of experience in early childhood programs, developmental psychology research, and higher education admissions and administration, including the longitudinal developmental testing of children from 12 months through age 6, along with observational research work. In her career she has also held senior professional positions in the philanthropic leadership of major New York City institutions, including those which have an impact on children and families.
Dr. Lynn and her Skill Development
Dr. Lynn recruits, oversees and has developed an exceptional Tutor Team. There are 6+ members of the team, academically trained in child development with advanced degrees (MA degrees, and/or completing advanced degrees in the field, including PhD degrees). Critically important is that each tutor has extensive experience with this younger age-group of children, and has a cognitive focus on their learning skills and development.
We provide a unique emphasis on the tutor skills, as the material used only has its strength in value, in how it is taught through the understanding of the skills of each child, which supports the successful tutor experience. All of the tutors work with the curriculum Dr. Lynn sets up for each session. She and her Tutor Team debrief and collaborate on reviewing ongoing progress and curriculum development for each child. This is a customized and individualized approach, while our focus is always on the developmental program goals of the session plans. We are proud to bring this expertise to our work with each family!