Laurie A. Vismara, Ph.D., BCBA-D
I am a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Provider with over 20 years of experience working with families of young children with or at risk of autism. My background as a certified ESDM therapist, trainer, and co-author of the parent coaching and training to certification programs in the ESDM gives me unique insight to working closely with parents and early childhood professionals who wish to learn more about this early, evidence-based intervention approach to autism.
Trying anything new takes time and practice for adults as for children. But with a clear coaching plan, the expertise and encouragement to guide you along, and effective strategies that address the early effects of autism, parents and early childhood professionals can help children reach their fullest potential.
Whether it is playtime, dressing, eating, taking a bath, or getting ready for bed, each is a moment to use the ESDM and help children connect, communicate, and learn...all while having fun!