Why choose a Certified ESDM Therapist?

By July 9, 2024 ESDM
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A certified ESDM therapist is someone who has special training in a therapy called the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). This is a model of early intervention for young children with Autism spectrum Disorder (ESDM). They are certified through the University of California (UC Davis). Here’s what they do:

Training and Certification:

A certified ESDM therapist has completed specific training in the Early Start Denver Model. They ar certified by This training helps them understand how to use this therapy to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delays.

Working with Children:

Certified ESDM therapists work directly with children who have ASD or developmental delays. They use the ESDM approach to help children learn new skills and reach their full potential.

Individualised Therapy:

Each child is unique, so certified ESDM therapists create individualised therapy plans tailored to the specific needs and abilities of each child. They focus on areas like communication, social skills, and behaviour.

Play-Based Approach:

The Early Start Denver Model uses a play-based approach to therapy. Certified ESDM therapists use fun and engaging activities to teach children new skills while they play.

Parent Involvement:

They also work closely with parents and caregivers. They teach parents how to use ESDM techniques at home to support their child’s progress and development.

Monitoring Progress:

Certified ESDM therapists monitor the child’s progress closely and adjust the therapy plan as needed. They track the child’s development over time to ensure they are making progress toward their goals.


They often work as part of a team that includes other professionals, such as speech therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists. They collaborate with these professionals to provide comprehensive care for the child.

Continuing Education:

To maintain their certification, certified ESDM therapists participate in continuing education and training. This helps them stay up-to-date on the latest research and techniques in the field of autism therapy.

Overall, certified ESDM therapists play a vital role in helping children with ASD or developmental delays reach their full potential and thrive. They provide individualised, play-based therapy that focuses on building essential skills for communication, social interaction, and daily living.

OneOnOne Children’s Therapy is proud to be the largest ESDM clinic in New South Wales. All our staff are either certified in the ESDM or they ar completing certification. Certification is a lengthy and intensive process that takes 9-12 months. When a therapist in the ESDM, you know they can deliver the therapy to a very high level.

We’re here to support you

At OneOnOne Children’s Therapy, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive.

Our clinics are not just a space for therapy – it’s a place where children can discover their strengths, overcome challenges, and reach their full potential.

By combining innovative therapy techniques with a stimulating and supportive environment, we’re proud to offer a holistic approach to paediatric therapy and early intervention that addresses the unique needs of each child we support.

Reach out for support

If you’re concerned about your child’s development or want to learn more about how our Certified ESDM Therapists can help your child, OneOnOne Children’s Therapy is here to help.

Call us on (02) 80657837 or email. You can book a free 30 minute phone call with us to discuss how we can support your child’s unique journey