The Autism Intervention Trust sponsored PhD scholar, Hannah Waddington is researching therapy intervention options for the very young using the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).
What is ESDM?
Named as one of Time Magazine’s ‘top ten medical breakthroughs of 2012’, ESDM is an evidence-based intervention specifically developed for very young children with autism. ESDM is a play-based intervention that fuses behavioural and developmental principles into an integrated approach.
ESDM can be implemented in different natural settings such as the home or an early childhood centre by trained therapists and educators as well as parents within play and daily routines. ESDM aims to reduce the symptoms of autism and targets all developmental areas.
ESDM offers the potential to transform beginnings for children with autism.
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