What does ESDM therapy look like?


An Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) session always starts with a greeting.  The ‘hello song’ allows the ESDM therapist to: get the child’s attention regulate the child’s arousal levels (attention levels) establishes the joint attention The certified ESDM therapist and the child may continue to do floor based activities at the stage. The child may choose to take a toy to the tabletop instead. The ESDM therapist chose every toy before the session began. The ESDM therapist will target 5-6 goals in every activity. This happens when things are floor based or tabletop. The sessions moves between the floor and…

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