What is the 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.
Eligibility for Enrollment
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, behavior analyst)
Must independently supervise cases, make decisions about goals, and monitor child progress