The article describes the ESDM (Early start Denver model) intervention program and its effectiveness. The research article describes the randomized research conducted on forty-eight children aged between 18 and 30 months. According to the article, ESDM is founded on developmental and applied behavioral diagnostic principles, and administered by trained therapists to parents for 24 months. It is also a referral to community suppliers for intervention commonly available in the community.
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The authors also deliberated the results of the intervention research for autistic children needs and areas that required improvements such as more treatments, easier accessibility to public services and further research. The authors also suggested researchers to keep developing interventions for different children. The article also addresses common academic problems facing autistic children such as Asperger syndrome..
Dawson, G., Rogers, S., Munson, J., Smith, M., Winter, J., Greenson, J., … & Varley, J. (2010). Randomized, controlled trial of an intervention for toddlers with autism: the Early Start Denver Model. Pediatrics, 125(1), e17-e23.