What is the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)?

The ESDM is a naturalistic play-based intervention model for young children with neurodevelopmental delays aged 12-60 months. This intervention model is built on a strong evidence base of clinical trials.

It can be delivered across multiple settings including the family home, community clinics and early childhood settings by trained therapists, teachers or parents during typical play and daily routines.

Evidence supports the ESDM’s ability to accelerate a child’s development, particularly in the areas of social communication and cognition.

ESDM Therapy Services

Our Certified ESDM Therapists deliver therapy within the following services:

  • 1:1 therapy sessions
  • Small Group Intensive Therapy sessions (6 children per group) to prepare children for inclusion
  • Parent Coaching programs
  • In mainstream educational settings

ESDM Training Services

We provide the ESDM Training Programs at the Advanced and Para-Professional levels delivered by our Certified ESDM Trainer. These are appropriate for education, health and allied health professionals.

Within our training support services we provide:

  • ESDM Certification
  • ESDM Accreditation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Professional In-residence programs
  • Student Placement programs
  • Guided Practice in Mainstream settings