GDO-R Private Administration

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.

The GDO-R should only be administered by a qualified examiner and is only applicable for children ages 2  ½ – 9 years of age.

Parents or guardians complete the Parent / Guardian Questionnaire (also available in Spanish).  The assessment takes approximately 45 minutes and is then followed by a detailed final report on the developmental stage of the assessed child that is suitable for submission to school administrators, pediatricians, psychologists and other professionals working with young children.  Follow up consultations can be arranged for an additional fee.

 

Ways to schedule a private administration:

 

Individual Families:

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, at the site of our workshop.
Fee: $300

Option Two: Reserve a time to bring your child to the Gesell Institute in New Haven, CT for scheduled assessment days. Email Erin Akers, Director of Education and Development, at erin@gesellinstitute.org for available dates and times.
Fee: $300

Option Three: Schedule a Qualified Examiner to come to your location to administer the assessment.
Fee: $495 plus travel costs of the examiner

 

Schools & Early Education Centers:

Schools or Centers can contract one of Gesell Institute’s National Lecture Staff Members, or Qualified Examiners, to give the Gesell Developmental Observation to their students. Having highly experienced Gesell Institute professionals administer and deliver results brings assurance of accuracy and reliability in the results of our child assessments. We offer four Assessment Package options, some including professional development to aid teachers, admissions staff, and leadership in interpreting results.

1. One set of assessments package:
<10 children - $2,250
11-20 children - $4,500
21-30 children - $6,250
31-40 children - $8,000

2. One set of assessments PLUS a PD session (2 hours) with school/center staff to unpack the results at the end of the assessment schedule:
<10 children - $2,550
11-20 children - $4,800
21-30 children - $6,550
31-40 children - $8,300

3. Two sets (pre and post year) assessments package:
<10 children - $4,200
11-20 children - $8,700
21-30 children - $12,200
31-40 children - $15,700

4. Two sets of assessments (pre and post year) PLUS a PD session (2 hours) with school/center staff to unpack the results at the end of the assessment schedule:
<10 children - $4,500
11-20 children - $9,000
21-30 children - $12,500
31-40 children - $16,000

Please contact Erin Akers, Director of Education and Development, for more information or to schedule your GDO-R Assessment Package.