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Gesell Institute of Child Development is a nonprofit organization located on the Yale University campus dedicated to promoting the principles of child development for all decisions involving young children. It offers resources for educators and parents to help understand the ages and stages of child development, and how development relates to the individual learning needs of children in the classroom. The institute has two assessments for young children.

Gesell assessments have been used as standardized measures of child growth and development since the introduction of the initial scales in 1925. Long used by pediatricians and revised and updated in 2011, Gesell training and assessment materials focus on direct observation to measure a child’s neuromotor, language, cognitive, social-emotional, and adaptive development. The Gesell Early Screener (GES) for ...

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