What is the In-Person Advanced Workshop?
Professionals who have completed the Introductory Workshop will learn how to carry out ongoing therapy using the ESDM. Groups of 3-5 professionals will be placed together to receive hands-on practice with children with ASD. They will also receive live supervision with implementing an ESDM intervention program. Coaching and feedback will also be provided on how to generate and embed a developmentally-appropriate teaching curriculum into naturalistic routines for young children with ASD.
The Advanced Workshop includes interactive sessions with children with ASD to equip professionals with the information, skills, and resources necessary to correctly implement the ESDM within their organization. Trainees will work daily with children with direct supervision from the Trainer. Trainees’ fidelity scores in the ESDM will increase with each session, with the goal of fidelity reaching minimum fidelity by the end of the workshop.
What is the Remote Advanced Workshop?
The goal of the Remote Advanced Workshop is to equip professionals with the information, skills, and resources necessary to correctly implement the ESDM within their organization or practice.
During this 7-session course, professionals will have an opportunity to practice using the developmentally based curriculum and teaching strategies of the ESDM with expert coaching from a MIND Trainer. Hands-on-experience is an essential part of this workshop and each participant will be asked to select a current client that is available for weekly video recorded sessions.
Each workshop is led by a highly experienced and knowledgeable MIND ESDM Trainer with 10-15 years of experience working with children with ASD. Sessions are held online via Zoom in small groups of 5 and will include group discussion, individual goal setting, observation and personal reflection.
Eligibility for Enrollment
Work regularly with 12-60 month old children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Hold an educational degree and a professional license or certification in your profession that allows you to practice your profession with children with autism and their families independently, that is, without supervision or sign-off from another professional in your field. Your degree and credentials meet the requirements in your state or country for full professional responsibility and ability to sign off on professional records including fee for services.
Work as part of an interdisciplinary team (e.g., general/special education teacher, developmental/clinical psychologist, SLP, OT, behavior analyst)
Must independently supervise cases, make decisions about goals, and monitor child progress