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February 13, 2011

As an adjunct professor, teaching classes in child development/early childhood education, I find the research and information that The Gesell Institute provides extremely valuable. The GDO-R is an assessment tool that determines the child's developmental age. Knowing the child's developmental age allows educators to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences for that child. I have seen the work of Gesell greatly benefit families, teachers, and administrators as they strive to provide exceptional learning experiences. I have been able to help my college students understand development and the impact that developmental age has on the child's ability to have success in school by using the research and information provided by Gesell Institute.

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I've personally benefited from using the GDO-R with my own family as it helped us determine the correct placement in school for our twin boys. I've also personally seen the impact of knowing a child's developmental age as it's helped with creating developmentally appropriate curriculum and helped teachers understand behavior and readiness.

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This organization is wonderful. It's whole purpose is to provide information and research that will benefit children. They just need to continue to spread their work!

Professional with expertise in this field & I have received valuable training and research/information from Gesell Institute that I have been able to apply to my career.

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