ESDM therapy – The Early Start Denver Model


WHAT IS THE EARLY START DENVER MODEL (ESDM)? Early Start Denver Model or ESDM therapy is a model of intervention for young children with autism. It targets the key features of autism that interfere with a child’s ability to learn, make friends and participate in the world around them. The ESDM is a comprehensive, developmental, behavioural early intervention program for young children with autism. What exactly does that mean? It is comprehensive because it addresses all areas of development. The ESDM program addresses communication and social skills, but it also targets gross and fine motor skills, and personal independence skills. We…

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