Identify the theoretical underpinnings of ESDM
Describe the developmental assessment of children’s skills.
Demonstrate knowledge of how to develop individualized & developmentally appropriate teaching objectives.
Describe the ESDM teaching practices and fidelity system.
Demonstrate understanding of how to maintain a data system and address limited progress, when needed.
The aim of ESDM is to increase the rates of the development in all domains for children with ASD as it simultaneously aims to decrease the symptoms of autism. In particular, this intervention focuses on boosting children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and language, as development in these domains is particularly affected by autism. ESDM also uses a data based approach and empirically supported teaching practices that have been found effective from research in applied behavior analysis. ESDM fuses behavioral, relationship-based, and a developmental, play-based approach into an integrated whole that is completely individualized and yet standardized.
Connecting Early offers both Introductory and Advanced workshops.
The Introductory workshop is intended to provide introductory information to parents and professionals. Those seeking certification in ESDM are required to attend an advance workshop and to submit post-workshop materials for certification.
Upcoming workshops are listed here.
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