Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Workshops in Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Workshops

Children's Hospital Colorado - Developmental Pediatrics

Denver, CO

If you are interested in attending an ESDM Advanced Workshop in Colorado, please contact us at


for an application

The Colorado ESDM Training Committee offers Advanced Workshops and Supervision to Certification by application at this site. Please contact us ESDM@childrenscolorado.org

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) At the heart of the ESDM is the empirical knowledge-base of infant-toddler learning and development and the effects of early autism.  ESDM is a relationship-based intervention, and involves parents and families.  The aim of ESDM is to increase the rate of development in all domains for children with ASD as it simultaneously aims to decrease the symptoms of autism.  In particular, this intervention focuses on boosting children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and language skills, as development in these domains is particularly affected by autism.  ESDM also uses a data based approach and empirically supported teaching practices that have been found effective from research in applied behavior analysis. ESDM fuses behavioral, relationship-based, developmental, and play-based approaches into an integrated whole that is standardized and yet completely individualized. Wagner & Rogers (2011)

For additional information about this model:
Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement,
by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson, ISBN 9781606236314

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism,
by Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson and Laurie Vismara, ISBN 978-1-60918-470-4

Certification in ESDM  Becoming a certified ESDM Therapist is a multi-step process. We encourage you to review the process - http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/esdm

The developers of the ESDM are now offering the official ESDM Introductory Workshop in an online format through UCDavis' Extension program. Please contact them for additional information  http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/esdm/workshops.html


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