My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for GESELL INSTITUTE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT INC, New Haven, CT, USA
The single most rewarding professional work of my lifetime has been my work as an Education Specialist Certified to administer the Gesell Developmental Observation. I invite the parent(s) to sit with me and their child during the Observation. They are amazed and gratified to be able to observe and learn things about their child, that otherwise, would have been unknown to them. The GDO yields very precise, reliable and statistically significant results. I am able to give parents solid information and advice as a result. In the post observation session, I allow as much time as the parents need to discuss results as well as concerns. Since I am a private practitioner, I am able to do so. This allows me to be fully present to parents, and the discussions are profoundly interesting and immensely helpful. We are able to work together so parents can make critical decisions about school and grade placement. The GDO gives the parents information which empowers and reassures them. They really understand the critically important Gesell concept of Developmental Age after this experience.
From my viewpoint, the Gesell Institute of Human Development has given me training and professional support and materials unlike any other. They and the Gesell Developmental Observation are, in my opinion, the platinum standard. Everyone who parents, grandparents, educates or takes care of children and families should know about The Gesell Institute of Human Development and the Gesell Developmental Observation.
Kathleen Kendrick, M.ed., C.A.G.S., Boston & Weston, MA,