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Introductory Workshop

Prerequisite:  Own copy of ESDM Manual »

Attendees: Open to All

Learn about the background, principles, assessment, data, and intervention procedures of the ESDM.

  • Administer and complete a developmental assessment of children's skill levels

  • Develop individualized, developmentally-appropriate teaching objectives

  • Implement the ESDM teaching practices and fidelity system to evaluate technique use

  • Maintain data systems and address poor or limited child progress, when needed


Advanced Workshop

Prerequisite: Attend Introductory Workshop


  • Work regularly with 12-48 month aged 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.

  • Register with an interdisciplinary team  of 3-5 professionals (e.g., general/special education teacher, developmental/clinical psychologist, SLP, OT, behavior analyst)

  • Have the resources to submit training materials (after the workshop is complete) to our center for fidelity review and certification


Further your knowledge of the ESDM

  • Use the curriculum for evaluating a child’s skill level across developmental domains

  • Build quarterly objectives and data systems and address poor or limited child progress when needed

  • Teach developmental objectives embedded inside naturalistic play routines

  • Self-evaluate technique use of intervention strategies

  • Receive direct practice with children with ASD and supervision with implementing an ESDM intervention program


Request to host a workshop

Complete and submit the Workshop Inquiry Form at the following link: Hosting Workshop Inquiry Form


Please contact the ESDM Training Program Team at for more information.

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