¿Qué es el modelo Early Start Denver (ESDM)?

El campo del análisis conductual aplicado (ABA) está en continuo crecimiento, sobre todo a medida que aumentan las tasas de trastorno del espectro autista (TEA) y otros trastornos relacionados. Aunque todavía queda mucho por aprender sobre el autismo, existen métodos de tratamiento con un éxito probado empíricamente. Uno de estos métodos, muy solicitado por los padres, es el Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). El ESDM es un enfoque de intervención temprana del ABA que se utiliza en niños de tan sólo 12 o 18 meses de edad. Existe una amplia evidencia científica que respalda este método, y la recogida de datos es un aspecto importante del ESDM, por lo que este método es un avance significativo en el campo del ABA.

This method of ABA is also widely used, because it targets a wide range of developmental skills and can be used in most any setting. ESDM can help children build language skills (both expressive and receptive), motor skills (both fine and gross), social skills, play skills, adaptive skills, imitation skills, behavior, and cognition. ESDM can be incorporated into ABA therapy sessions, and parents can also use ESDM strategies at home with their child for additional practice. Family involvement is an important aspect of ESDM, which many parents of young children appreciate. An ESDM treatment plan can also be customized for every child, since every child has unique abilities and needs in ABA therapy. This is also a naturalistic method of ABA therapy.

At CST Academy, our therapeutic preschool program, we provide pediatric ABA services for children who are on the autism spectrum or experience a related disorder. We also incorporate ESDM methods into our program and have seen children make incredible strides, as a result of these strategies. In order to help parents learn about ESDM, we created an illustrated guide that explains the history of ESDM, how it is used in ABA therapy, why it is effective, and more. If you believe your child could benefit from ESDM techniques, this book may be a helpful start!

Contact us if you are interested in ordering a copy of our book! We can also provide you with more information about our services for children in Chicago, including ABA therapy, feeding therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Click the purple button below or call 773-620-7800.