GDO-R Workshops

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Workshops with The Gesell Institute of Child Development prepares early childhood professionals to understand and better meet the unique needs and abilities of young children through a comprehensive training in:

  • the ages and stages of child development, and
  • how to administer and interpret the results of the Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised (GDO-R)

 

The GDO-R has been validated and improved with the use of strand scoring and performance levels. It also contains material making each administration efficient and user-friendly.  These in-depth workshops are offered at sites across the nation for new and experienced users alike.

 

“This has been the most useful tool I have ever gained from a workshop! I feel it will greatly increase our school’s ability to determine the correct placement of children K to First Grade.” — Bonnie from NC

 

GDO-R workshop options available:


The Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised for the 2 ½-6-Year-Old Child

The Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised for the 2 ½-6-Year-Old Child

In this 3-day live workshop, participants learn to administer the Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised (GDO-R) to the 2 ½ to 6 year old child and interpret results as they relate to neuro-motor, language, cognitive, social, emotional and adaptive responses.

The workshop will utilize two content areas to assist teachers in determining the unique needs and abilities of young children:

  • a comprehensive presentation of the ages and stages of child development for ages 2 ½ to 6
  • training on how to administer and interpret results of the Gesell Developmental Observation – Revised (GDO-R)

Participants will learn how to use the GDO-R to discern developmental age across a variety of domains and plan developmentally appropriate curricula.

A typical workshop day runs from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

  • Day one includes a comprehensive overview of developmental age and its implications for learning; an in-depth look at developmental behaviors of the 2-½ to 6-year-old child; and a live demonstration of the GDO-R.
  • Day two includes additional hands-on practice through role-play; training on tasks/strands, and a second live demonstration.
  • Day three focuses on scoring and interpretation of developmental age, strand scoring and performance level ratings and a third live demonstration of the GDO-R with a child.

The fee for this course is $549 per person.

Please visit the Workshop Calendar for upcoming dates.

Secure online registration for this live workshop is available via Gesell’s registration form or email office@gesellinstitute.org.

Certificates of completion are provided for participants who attend all three days of the workshop.  Click here to find out more about CEUs/Graduate Credit.

 

Note: Workshop fees do not include GDO-R or GES Kit. Please visit our bookstore  for purchase and discounted rates at time of workshop registration.

The Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised for the 6-9-Year-Old Child

The Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised for the 6-9-Year-Old Child

In this 6 hour online webinar training, participants learn to administer the Gesell Developmental Observation (GDO-R) to the 6- to 9-year-old child and interpret results as they relate to fine motor, language, cognitive, visual discrimination, right and left orientation, and indicators of possible learning exceptions.

Prerequisites: The 3-Day GDO-R 2 ½ to 6-Year-Old Workshop is required for enrollment in this workshop.

The fee for this course is $249.

Please visit the Workshop Calendar for upcoming dates.

Secure online registration for this webinar training is available via Gesell’s bookstore or email office@gesellinstitute.org.

Certificates of completion are provided for participants who attend all three days of the workshop.  Click here to find out more about CEUs/Graduate Credit.

 

Note: Workshop fees do not include GDO-R or GES Kit. Please visit our bookstore  for purchase and discounted rates at time of workshop registration.

Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised Recertification Course

Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised Recertification Course

Individuals previously completing a Gesell Institute GDO-R training are recommended to participate in a recertification course within 5 years of their last course, in order to enhance their observation and interpretation skills and expand their understanding of child growth and development with our newly updated and revised materials.  A reduced fee is available for those with a valid GDO-R workshop certificate issued within five years of the current workshop date. Additionally, an online recertification course is an option, when available, every other recertification period (once every 10 years).

The fee for a 3-day course taken as a recertification (within 5 years of last training) is $449 and the online recertification refresher course is $249.

Please visit the Workshop Calendar for dates.

Secure online registration is available via Gesell’s bookstore or email office@gesellinstitute.org.

 

Certificates of completion are provided for participants who complete the recertification workshop. Find out more about CEUs/Graduate Credit.

 

Note: Workshop fees do not include GDO-R or GES Kit. Please visit our bookstore  for purchase and discounted rates at time of workshop registration.

Privately Scheduled GDO-R for Pediatricians Workshops

GDO-R for Pediatricians Workshops

Hospitals and medical teaching institutions can schedule a specially designed modified 1-Day GDO-R assessment workshop for their staff. Pediatricians will learn the practical skills needed to administer the GDO-R assessment and utilize this information as a screener and for referrals or as a baseline to monitor developmental progress. Our specially trained NLS can schedule a private GDO-R training for your group of doctors.

Workshops fees include the one day training at your site and a manual.

1-Day GDO-R for Pediatricians Workshop Rates:

< 10 participants: $5,000 plus travel fees

10-15 participants: $7,000 plus travel fees

15-20 participants: $9,000 plus travel fees

To schedule a GDO-R training for your group, please contact Erin Akers, Director of Education and Development

 

Note: Workshop fees do not include GDO-R or GES Kit. Please visit our bookstore  for purchase and discounted rates at time of workshop registration.

Privately Scheduled GDO-R Group Workshops

Private GDO-R Group Workshops

Often schools and early childhood education centers prefer to hold a private group training, for their staff only. This could be as a team building PD exercise or because it is more cost efficient or because our currently scheduled dates do not match your needs. We would love to schedule a private GDO-R training with you.

The Private GDO-R Group Rate is $4,490 plus travel fees for the first 10 participants, and $395 for each additional participant over 10.

To schedule a Private GDO-R training for your group, please contact Erin Akers, Director of Education and Development

 

Note: Workshop fees do not include GDO-R or GES Kit. Please visit our bookstore  for purchase and discounted rates at time of workshop registration.