What is ESDM?

What is the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)?

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Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

  • Naturalistic behavioral therapy that integrates a relationship-focused, developmental model
  • Based on current research on autism and brain development
  • Closes or narrows the developmental gap between children with autism and peers
  • Only comprehensive, evidence-based therapy specific for children with autism 12-48 months of age
  • Intensive teaching on child’s individual objectives during natural routines and interactions
  • Parents learn to implement naturalistic behavioral intervention in daily interactions with child – so child receives thousands of hours of extra therapy in addition to formal therapy

Benefits of ESDM (published in Journal of Pediatrics)