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ESDM vs ABA – what’s the difference?


Autism is a complex neurodevelopment condition. Early intervention is key to helping children with autism. The Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, is an intervention for young children with autism. Certified ESDM therapists deliver the ESDM and this is our choice of early intervention for our families. What are ESDM and ABA? The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) are interventions for children with autism. Why is it important to understand the differences between ESDM and ABA? There are been a rapid increase in the diagnosis of autism. In Australia, the rate of diagnosis is 1…

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What is Developmental Language Disorder?

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Developmental Language Disorder means that children are slower to develop language. Their language does not develop in the same way as their peers. Our Speech Pathology team explain to parents that these children have challenges: understanding what other people say talking and communicating to other people understanding written language Using written language at school How does it impact children? These communication difficulties can cause challenges that impact the child’s ability to: make friends learn at school understand and complete written work It has a significant impact on the child’s social and emotional well-being. Developmental Language Disorder usually affects 2 children…

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