The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a fusion of developmental, relationship-based, and behavioral interventions for young children who are on the autism spectrum or who have red flags/concerns that they may be on the autism spectrum. It is a comprehensive program that incorporates assessment and progress monitoring across developmental domains. The ESDM incorporates collaboration with parents and other caregivers and is implemented across a variety of routines. This session will highlight the experiences of two Early Intervention providers who pursued certification in the ESDM and who have been using it in conjunction with coaching practices to impact children and families. Topics discussed will include applying ESDM objectives to IFSPs, team collaboration, family roles, and fidelity. The presenters will discuss their successes and challenges to assist attendees with the implementation of the ESDM in their programs.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania