The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach for young children with autism developed at the MIND Institute, UC Davis (California). It covers 11 developmental domains and supports children across all areas of learning.Nicole is a certified ESDM therapist and delivers ESDM therapy. We acknowledge that the ESDM is drawn from behavioural principles of ABA. From our perspective, the power of ESDM comes from its focus on social relationships and creating shared play experiences, in which goals can be embedded, not from it's behavioural principles. At Giggle and Grow, ESDM is adapted for each child and parent as needed. If you are interested in ESDM, please make an enquiry to discuss how ESDM may suit your child and family.

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