GDO-R Private Administration

Private Administration of Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised (GDO-R)

The GDO-R is a performance-based, criterion referenced standardized set of procedures that measures a child’s behavior and development through direct observation and through surveying parents.

During the child assessment, a sampling of behaviors from various areas of development are observed and then matched with normative patterns of behavior established for each developmental level. In addition to direct responses to the various tasks, the examiner also considers the child’s processes, organization, overt behavior, and verbalizations in order to determine a child’s overall Developmental Age relative to chronological age.

This service by a qualified examiner is for children ages 2  ½ – 9 years of age and results in a detailed final report,  signed by the Executive Director of Gesell Institute of Child Development, that is suitable for submission to school administrators, pediatricians, psychologists and other professionals working with young children.

Parents or guardians complete the Parent / Guardian Questionnaire (also available in Spanish) prior to the actual administration of the assessment or complete the Questionnaire while the child is with the examiner.  The assessment takes approximately 45 minutes and is then followed by a 30 minute consultation with the examiner.  Follow up consultations can be arranged for an additional fee.

Ways to schedule a private administration:

Option One: Coordinate an assessment with a scheduled Workshop. We have workshops scheduled across the country at various times throughout the year. Our National Lecture Staff member will administer the assessment and consultation.
Fee: $300

Option Two: Schedule to bring your child to the Institute in New Haven, CT for scheduled assessment days. (See website or call the Institute for dates)
Fee: $300

Option Three: Schedule a National Lecture Staff member or Qualified Examiner to come to your location to administer the assessment. The consultation will follow via phone or Skype after the visit.
Fee: $495 plus travel costs of the examiner

Please call to inquire (telephone 203-777-3481 or 800-369-7709), or email Erin Akers, NLS Director, at erin@gesellinstitute.org.