GDO-R Examiner Levels

Below we outline the journey of a GDO-R Examiner, from the foundational trained examiner to the National Lecture Staff designation. At each level, a different set of skills is expected opening up a new set of opportunities for using and teaching others to use the GDO-R.  

GDO-R Examiner Level 1

25%

2.5-6-Year Old Examiner

Level 1 Examiners have trained in basic administration and analysis of results of the GDO-R assessment, but Gesell has not assessed their aptitude and strongly recommends that they complete Level 2 before being hired to deliver assessments to children.

● Satisfactory completion of a Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised 2.5 - 6 Administration and Results Workshop

● At least 20 2.5 - 6-year-old practice assessments have been completed

● Up to date with renewal requirements

6-9-Year-Old Examiner (optional)

● Satisfactory completion of the GDO-R 2.5-6 Examiner criteria

● Satisfactory completion of a GDO-R 6-9 Administration and Results online training

● At least 20 6-9-year-old practice assessments have been completed

● Up to date with renewal requirements

GDO-R Examiner Level 2

50%

Experienced GDO-R Examiner

Level 2 Examiners are approved by Gesell to deliver the GDO-R assessment through outside entities, but not through Gesell directly.

● Satisfactory completion of all Level 1: GDO-R Examiner criteria

● A total of at least 75 2.5-6 and/or 6-9-year-old assessments have been completed

● Satisfactory completion of the GDO-R Results Webinar

● Satisfactory completion of the GDO-R Mentoring Program

● Submission of a Candidate Application Form

● Acceptance by Gesell

GDO-R Examiner Level 3

75%

Qualified GDO-R Examiner

Qualified GDO-R Examiners are approved to offer official GDO-R assessments, through the Gesell Program in Early Childhood directly.

● Satisfactory completion of all Level 2: GDO-R Examiner criteria

● A total of at least 150 2.5-6 and/or 6-9-year-old assessments have been completed

Acceptance by Gesell based on:

     ● Interview

     ● 3 approved completed CRF's

     ● Video of candidate satisfactorily administering the GDO-R

     ● Submission of a Candidate Application Form

GDO-R Examiner Level 4

100%

National Lecture Staff

National Lecture Staff Qualified Examiners are the only qualified examiners approved to offer official Gesell Program in Early Childhood GDO-R workshops. 

● Satisfactory completion of all Level 3: GDO-R Examiner criteria

● Satisfactory completion of 2 additional GDO-R Workshops led by 2 different trainers.

Acceptance by Gesell based on:

     ● Candidate Application Form

     ● Interview
     ● Video of candidate satisfactorily teaching someone, as in a workshop format, how to administer              (live review can be scheduled at candidate's request and expense):
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● Satisfactory completion of a co-presentation of a GDO-R Workshop in partnership with an assigned NLS mentor 

● Signed Policies and Procedures Handbook and annual letter of agreement.

● To maintain NLS status, Level 4 Examiners must:
       ● Annually, lead one or more GDO-R trainings.
       ● Maintain a high level of understanding of GDO-R theory and practice.
       ● Receive consistently high evaluations from training participants.
       ● Reflect on feedback and incorporate suggested improvements into their own training protocol,              as requested by Gesell leadership.
       ● Every 5 years, participate in one GDO-R training led by a fellow NLS and offer feedback.

*Criteria may be amended and/or waived for veteran assessors or for other circumstances at the discretion and approval of The Gesell Program in Early Childhood.