What is the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)?

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an evidence-based intervention specifically developed for very young children with autism. ESDM is a play-based intervention that fuses behavioral and developmental principles into an integrated approach. ESDM can be implemented in different natural settings such as the home or the daycare/preschool by trained therapists as well as parents within play and daily routines. ESDM aims to reduce the symptoms of autism and target all developmental areas.

***PLEASE NOTE: The ESDM Training Program posts both MIND Institute ESDM Workshops and External Workshops delivered by Certified Trainers throughout the world.  External Workshops are listed here as a courtesy.  Please contact listed coordinators directly for detailed information on external workshops.

Location: UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, California, USA

Dates: February 2-4 (Parent Coaching Workshop)

Trainers: Dr. Sally J. Rogers, Vanessa Avila-Pons, Dr. Cynthia Zierhut, Marie Rocha

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Registration now CLOSED.

PLEASE NOTE: This professional workshop is intended and available only for currently ESDM certified individuals-- therapists, trainees, and trainers.

 

Contact: Location: Saga, Japan

Dates: February 27 (Introductory), February 28-29, March 1 (Advanced)

Trainers: Melissa Mello & Marie Rocha

Contact: Ms. Tomoko R. Haramaki at essaga@from-a-village.com

 

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Date: February 23 (Introductory), February 24-26 (Advanced)

Trainer: Costanza Colombi

Contact: ccolombi@med.umich.edu

Register Here

 

Location: Madrid, Spain

Date: February 29 (Introductory)

Trainer: Vanessa Avila-Pons

Contact: Gerardo Herrera at gerardo.herrera@uv.es

Early Start Denver Model – Introductory Workshop »

Learn about the theoretical and empirical framework, curriculum and teaching principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a developmental, behavioral and relationship-based intervention program for infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 12-60 months.

Topics include:

• Administering and completing a developmental assessment of children's skill levels

• Developing individualized, developmentally appropriate teaching objectives

• Implementing the ESDM teaching practices and fidelity system to evaluate technique use

• Maintaining data management and addressing poor or limited child progress, when needed

INSTRUCTOR

Sally Rogers, Ph.D., » professor of psychiatry, developmental psychologist, with a lifelong focus on developmental disabilities, particularly autism. She is particularly known for her research in early developmental processes and treatment of early autism. At the MIND Institute, UC Davis Medical Center, she is currently involved in a project focusing on teaching language skills to young children diagnosed with autism. Offered Mar 2 to Apr 12 online.

This is a self-paced, independent online course with pre-produced lessons and assessments. Move through the content at your own pace during the six-week period. Successful completion prepares you to apply for advanced study with the ESDM Lab at UC Davis. For questions, please contact Jacalyne Adkins at 530-757-8993 or healthinfo@ucdavis.edu.

 

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (In French)

Dates: March 8 (Introductory), March 9-11 (Advanced)

Trainer: Veronique Chiasson

Contact: esdmtraining@emergingminds.ca

PLEASE NOTE: Both workshops will be conducted in FRENCH only

 

Location: Bay Area, California, USA (Felton Institute)

Dates: March 14 (Introductory), March 15-17 (Advanced)

Trainer: Cynthia Zierhut & Other TBD

Contact: Plern Pratoommas, M.A. Sp.Ed., ppratoommas@felton.org

 

Location: White Plains, New York, USA

Date: March 11 (Introductory), March 14-16 (Advanced)

Trainer: Jamie Winter, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Coordinator: Marcella Bello

Contact: mab9245@med.cornell.edu or 914-997-5531

Register Here

 

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Date: March 21 (Introductory), March 22-24 (Advanced)

Trainer: Costanza Colombi

Contact: ccolombi@med.umich.edu

Register Here

 

Location: Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil

Dates: March 19 (Introductory), March 20-22 (Advanced)

Trainer: Thiago Lopes

Contact: Michelle Procopio, michelleprocopio@clifali.com.br or phone: +55 (61) 3352-4189

Register Here

Location: Lyon, France (In French)

Dates: April 4 (Introductory), April 5-7 (Advanced)

Trainer: Veronique Chiasson

Contact: vero@emergingminds.ca

PLEASE NOTE: Both workshops will be offered in FRENCH.

PLEASE NOTE: There may be additional Advanced workshop dates.  Contact trainer for further information.

 

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Date: April 18 (Introductory), April 19-21 (Advanced)

Trainers: Elizabeth Griffith, Diane Osaki, Theresa McFarland

Coordinator: Mela Barrios

Contact: esdm@childrenscolorado.org or 720-777-6631

 

Location: UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, California, USA

Dates: April 4-6 (Parent Coaching Workshop)

Trainers: Dr. Cynthia Zierhut, Vanessa Avila-Pons

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Registration Link: Parent Coaching Workshop Registration

PLEASE NOTE: This professional workshop is intended and available only for currently ESDM certified individuals-- therapists, trainees, and trainers.

Location: Linz, Austria

Date: May 9 (Introductory), May 10-12 (Advanced), 2016

Trainers: Marie Rocha, Melissa Mello

Contact: Elisabeth Wild -- elisabeth.wild@bblinz.at

Phone: 0043 732789713720

Location:  UC Davis MIND Institute

Dates:  June 6-8  (Advanced)

Workshop Type:  Advanced

Trainers:  Cynthia Zierhut

Coordinator:  Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Applications for Advanced Workshop:  Register Here

Cost for Advanced Workshop: $2195.

 

 

Location:  UC Davis MIND Institute

Dates:  August 8 (Introductory) , August 9-11 (Advanced)

Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced

Trainers:  Marie Rocha, Cynthia Zierhut, Vanessa Avila-Pons

Coordinator:  Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Applications for Advanced Workshop:  Coming Soon

Cost for Advanced Workshop: $2195.

Link for Introductory Workshop application:  Coming Soon

Cost for Introductory Workshop: $495.

 

Location: UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, California, USA

Dates:August 22-24 (Parent Coaching Workshop)

Trainers: Cynthia Zierhut, Vanessa Avila-Pons

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Registration Link:  Coming Soon

PLEASE NOTE: This professional workshop is intended and available only for currently ESDM certified individuals-- therapists, trainees, and trainers.


 

Location: Finland

Date: August 29 (Introductory), August 30, 31, September 1 (Advanced)

Trainers: TBD

 

Coordinator: Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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