What is the Early Start Denver Model?
The Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, is a comprehensive therapy program for children with autism. It focuses on young learners, typically those under the age of 5.
It was developed by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson and was named a Top Medical Breakthrough by Time Magazine in 2012.
ESDM is a comprehensive approach to autism care that marries concepts of applied behavior analysis (ABA), developmental science, and relationship-based approaches.