Advanced Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) training (in French)

3 days with Gisela Regli!



Date:        May 19th to 21st, 2020  

Time:        9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Fondation Miriam Foundation

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

Metro station: Namur (Orange Line)

Bus #115 West



Minimum and maximum: 5 people per group



  • Work regularly with 12-60 month old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) 
  • Have educational degrees beyond a bachelor's or the academic equivalent from your country of origin (e.g., MA, Ph.D., MFT, SLP, OT)
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team (e.g., general/special education teacher, developmental/clinical psychologist, SLP, OT, behaviour analyst)
  • Must independently supervise cases, write individualized intervention plans, make decisions about goals, and monitor child progress
  • Completed the Introduction to ESDM workshop
  • Have read the book entitled: Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement de Rogers et Dawson, 2010 (in English) or Intervention précoce en autisme. Le Modèle de Denver pour jeunes enfants de Rogers et coll., 2013 (en français)


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). It 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 the area of 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 ASD.


Goal of the Advanced Workshop

Participants receive hands-on practical experience with a child with ASD to equip them with the information, skills and resources necessary to correctly implement the ESDM within their organization.



Coaching and feedback will be provided on how to generate and embed a developmentally-appropriate teaching curriculum into naturalistic routines for young children with ASD. 



For more information, please contact Louise Valin, Coordinator of Programs at or (514) 345-8330, #319. 

Cost: $3,000 (includes snacks, lunches and taxes)