To make an appointment call us at:
Tomball Office:       281-290-8188
South Loop Office: 713-808-9781
Bryan Office:         979-383-2074
Lufkin Office:        936-229-3621

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a comprehensive behavioral therapy for children with autism, ages 12 to 48 months.  The core features of the program include:

  •     Naturalistic applied behavioral analytic strategies
  •     Sensitivity to the normal development pattern
  •     Deep parental involvement
  •     Focus on interpersonal exchange
  •     Shared engagement
  •     Language and communication taught inside a positive relationship


The program has been found to be effective across a wide range of children with differing levels of learning styles and language abilities. A randomized clinical trial showed that young children who received 20 hours/week of ESDM therapy improved considerably in cognitive and language abilities and had fewer autism symptoms than did children referred for other common interventions.

The study is published in the journal Pediatrics.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/125/1/e17.abstract

To make an appointment call us at:
Tomball Office:      281-290-8188
South Loop Office: 713-808-9781
Bryan Office:          979-383-2074
Lufkin Office:         936-229-3621