Introduction to Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)  - in French

With Gisela Regli



Date:   May 12th, 2020 

Time:  9 AM to 5 PM



Fondation Miriam Foundation

5703 Ferrier, Montreal, QC  H4P 1N3 (corner of Montview)

Metro station: Namur (Orange Line)

Bus #115 West


Regular fee:            $650

Early Bird Special: $585

Student discount:  $585


What is the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)?


ESDM is an interdisciplinary approach for very young children aged 12 to 60 months with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ESDM is a relational, developmental and behavioral intervention, focused on play. The child's preferences are taken into account during teaching using techniques from the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the child's natural environment. All areas of development are targeted, particularly social communication. Children learn naturally and spontaneously from the earliest possible age, when their neural networks are being formed, which helps to reduce the symptoms of autism.


There are two workshops available for ESDM training: Introduction and Advanced


This workshop is the Introductory Workshop


It is open to professionals and parents who are interested in very early intervention in autism and who want to know more about the Early Start Denver Model. This workshop addresses the main aspects of ESDM, but does not aim to train professionals according to the loyalty criteria of the program.  


Attendees must read Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting, Language,Learning, and Engagement, ISBN: 1606236318 



Learn about the theoretical and empirical framework, curriculum and teaching principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a developmental, behavioral and relationship-based intervention program for infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 12-60 months.


Topics include:

  • Theoretical and scientific bases of ESDM
  • Origins and principles
  • Empirical evidence
  • Program evaluation
  • Intervention strategies
  • Teaching practices
  • Decision tree
  • Principles
  • ESDM for parents and ESDM in a group contex


Click here to obtain more information on the ESDM Advanced Workshop and to access its registration page.



To find out more information about these workshops please contact Louise Valin, Coordinator of Training Programs at or (514) 345-8330, #319. 

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy



Geslia Regli