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ESDM therapy is a fun and flexible evidence-based intervention. It follows a play-based approach to improve language, social and cognitive skills. Fun activities are created to address a child’s goals and teaching needs. It is designed for toddlers and preschoolers but can help children from 12 months to 6 years of age.
It works on all developmental areas of need by focusing on a child’s strengths and interests. And can be delivered almost anywhere including homes, clinics, and kindergartens and in groups or one-on-one.
To learn more about ESDM or to book an appointment contact your nearest Early Start Australia clinic.
ESDM therapy helps children by teaching them the social skills they need for everyday life, making choices for themselves, finding their voice, and participating in activities that interest them.
ESDM can help by:
The therapy involves working with an Early Start Denver Model team usually made up of a certified ESDM therapist, other multi-disciplinary allied health professionals and parents.
We begin with an ESDM checklist that looks at multiple developmental areas to identify emerging skills to focus on.
Then we’ll work with you to develop a set of individualised goals. As we work together towards achieving them, we carefully track progress, adjusting where appropriate to ensure success.
The checklist is repeated every 12 weeks to ensure we are always working on what is relevant and necessary for the child and what’s important to the family.
Parents, family members and other support people play a vital role in helping development and can be taught the approach to continue learning at home.
Therapy can be as simple as one hour a week or a more intensive approach of three or more sessions a week.
We focus on supporting clients (and their families) to develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills, and provide therapy supports for children with developmental delay or disability, including autism spectrum disorder.
Our multi-disciplinary teams work together with you to understand your needs and develop a plan using evidence-based strategies to help you achieve your goals and aspirations.
We have clinics in every state and territory creating a strong community of allied health professionals with the collective knowledge and expertise to deliver you the best outcomes.
We are a registered NDIS provider and are here to help you on your NDIS journey.
Early intervention is not just for the kids. We offer therapies to cater for all ages, needs and abilities,
and we know the sooner you start your therapy journey the better.