From leading authorities, this state-of-the-art manual presents the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), the first comprehensive, empirically tested intervention specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers with ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder. Supported by the principles of Developmental Psychology and ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis, ESDM’s intensive teaching interventions are delivered within play-based, relationship-focused routines. The manual provides structured, hands-on strategies for working with very young children in individual and group settings to promote development in such key domains as
- Motor skills
- Adaptive Behaviour
Implementing individualised treatment plans for each child requires the use of an assessment tool, the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism.
A non-reproducible checklist is included in the manual for reference, along with instructions for use.
Checklists are sold separately in sets of 15 ready-to-use booklets.
See also the authors’ related parent guide, An Early Start for Your Child with Autism.