(PRWEB) May 01, 2011
April 29, 2011 – Gerald D. Alpern, Ph.D., a well-respected clinical and developmental child psychologist, is pleased to announce the release of a groundbreaking website that offers an online child development evaluation. The website, http://www.DevelopmentalCheckUp3.com, (DCU-3) is the first online child development assessment of its kind and allows parents, teachers and caretakers to evaluate a child’s skills in five critical developmental areas: physical, adaptive, social/emotional, cognitive, and communication. The DCU-3 is based off the original Developmental Profile test developed by Dr. Alpern and has been used by professional child psychologists for over 30 years.
The Developmental CheckUp 3 assessment costs only $19.90, and upon completion, users immediately receive an online report of the child’s development status including suggestions for home tutoring and teaching suggestions customized to the child’s developmental strengths and needs. Typical child developmental tests require administration, scoring, and interpretation by a professional, which can be quite costly. DCU-3 is an inexpensive test that can be done securely at home, with quick and accurate results. Users have access to the test results for 5 years after taking the assessment. DCU-3 also provides 15 activities that address the child’s needs and allow parents or caretakers to monitor progress over time.
“I'm very pleased to have created a website where parents, teachers and caretakers can scientifically evaluate a child's development inexpensively and get a detailed report with customized suggestions for helping the child,” said Dr. Alpern.
DCU-3 is appropriate for any child from 3 months to 13 years of age. The online child development assessment can help identify autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and other developmental needs. Pediatric News called it, “The best standardized developmental screening test.”
Dr. Alpern is a certified child psychologist with a private practice in Colorado. He has clinically treated families and children for well over 40 years and has published a number of professional articles and books. He has served as an expert witness in court, has performed custody evaluations and professionally mediated families.