Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Introductory Workshop, February 2013

Date: February 19, 2013

Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Location: Room 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, 110 Magnolia Circle, Nashville, TN 37203

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Description

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 an autism spectrum disorder, ages 12-48 months.

Topics include:

  • Administering and completing a developmental assessment of children’s skill levels
  • Developing individualized, developmentally appropriate teaching objectives
  • Implementing the ESDM teaching practices and fidelity system to evaluate technique use
  • Maintaining data management and addressing poor or limited child progress, when needed

Prerequisite: You must work regularly with 12-48 month-old children with ASD; purchase, read and bring a copy of the required textbooks (listed below) to the Workshop. Parents of children with autism may register for the Introductory Workshop.

Required textbooks:

  1. Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism, by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson, ISBN 9781606236338
  2. Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement, by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson, ISBN 9781606236314

Recommended textbook:

  1. An Early Start for Your Child with Autism, by Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson and Laurie Vismara, ISBN 978-1-4625-0389-6 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-60918-470-4 (paperback)

Instructors

Laurie Vismara, Ph.D., is an assistant research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC-Davis. Her research focuses on adult learning and treatment of early autism. At the MIND Institute, UC Davis Medical Center, she is currently involved in projects using telemedicine technology and online learning activities for training community-based professionals and parents to implement evidence-based intervention procedures for young children with autism.

Evan Campa, M.Ed., BCBA, is a TRIAD behavioral consultant and assistant faculty in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. She is involved in projects focusing on intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and training professionals and family members to implement evidence based practices. She is currently an ESDM team leader on an ACE grant evaluating the efficacy of early childhood intensive interventions for children on the autism spectrum.

Lisa Wallace, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) at Vanderbilt. She is involved in projects focusing on early intervention for children with autism as well as training professionals and family members to implement evidence based practices. She is currently the treatment team leader on an ACE grant evaluating the efficacy of early childhood intensive interventions for children on the autism spectrum, including the Early Start Denver Model.

Fee

$375 per person

Registration

Registration and payment are required by February 15, 2013.

Continuing Education

The introductory course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level; professional area).

In compliance with ASHA CE Requirement 3, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center has implemented a process to identify and disclose any conflicts of interest in course content and speaker relationships. This process has determined that Laurie Vismara, Evan Campa and Lisa Wallace have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Related Information

TIME 2012 Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs: “Hope for Reversing Autism”

University of California-Davis MIND Institute