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Online Early Start Denver Model - Introductory Workshop

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 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


UC Davis Extension Faculty

Online Schedule

Jan 07 to Feb 17

Section Notes

Enroll by January 4. This online workshop will begin on January 7 and end February 17. Please contact (530) 757-8786 or mmavasquez@ucdavis.edu with any questions. Additional course information will be emailed to you on January 4, and an access code will be emailed the morning of January 7.

This is a self-paced, independent study online course with pre-produced lessons and assessments. No instructor is assigned to the course. Move through the content at your own pace during the six-week period. Successful completion prepares you to apply for advanced study with the ESDM Training Program at UC Davis (www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/esdm).

The mandatory text is to be read prior to the course opening.

For specific questions about ESDM or Advanced Workshop scheduling please see https://www.esdm.co/.


Fee $425.00

Special Discounts

Capitol Corridor Rider:

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.

Course Materials


Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement, by Sally J. Rogers PhD and Geraldine Dawson PhD, ISBN 1606236318


0.7 CEUs

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page at: https://extension.ucdavis.edu/online-learning/tech-requirements.

Enrollment Policies

Requests to withdraw with a refund (less a $30 processing fee) or transfer to another course (with a $30 processing fee) must be received before the course opens on January 7. If you have entered the online classroom, you are no longer eligible for a refund.

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