The goal of our contribution is to discuss a preschool intervention based on the Early Start Denver Model and the use of the main tools for the detection of adaptive behaviour in cases of autism: Vineland, ABAS. Case presentation: the work is the presentation of a clinical case that has benefted from an intervention with the Early Start Denver Model methodology for the beneft of a child with socio-cultural and economic disadvantages. This early intervention, in a child of 36 months, which followed the diagnosis, was possible thanks to the intervention of many third-sector organizations which allowed this child, with a serious autism profle, to receive an evidence-based inter- vention for free. At the beginning of the intervention, the child presented a diagnosis of severe autism with absence of gaze, vocalizations and other communicative impairments. The level of motor clumsiness was also quite high, as were stereotypies. Conclusions: Research has shown the usefulness of intervening in this area with an early assess- ment and/or diagnosis and immediate intervention; however, public health services are not always able to main- tain this pace. Our contribution therefore shows on the one hand the evidence of the improvements achieved by the child despite the low intensity of the treatment, and on the other hand, demonstrates the total versatility and adaptability of the Denver Model to the Italian context. In our conclusions, there are also some refections on the tools used to measure adaptive behavior which seem to have a number of limitations and criticalities.

ESDM intervention in severe preschool autism. An Italian case report, psychological and social medicine reflections / Ferrara, Rosaria; Damato, Felice; Iovino, Leonardo; Marti, Flavio; Latina, Roberto; Colombi, Costanza; Ricci, Pasquale. - In: THE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 1824-7288. - 50:1(2024), pp. 1-7. [10.1186/s13052-024-01626-9]

ESDM intervention in severe preschool autism. An Italian case report, psychological and social medicine reflections

Ferrara, Rosaria
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Damato, Felice;Marti, Flavio;Latina, Roberto;Ricci, Pasquale
2024

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The goal of our contribution is to discuss a preschool intervention based on the Early Start Denver Model and the use of the main tools for the detection of adaptive behaviour in cases of autism: Vineland, ABAS. Case presentation: the work is the presentation of a clinical case that has benefted from an intervention with the Early Start Denver Model methodology for the beneft of a child with socio-cultural and economic disadvantages. This early intervention, in a child of 36 months, which followed the diagnosis, was possible thanks to the intervention of many third-sector organizations which allowed this child, with a serious autism profle, to receive an evidence-based inter- vention for free. At the beginning of the intervention, the child presented a diagnosis of severe autism with absence of gaze, vocalizations and other communicative impairments. The level of motor clumsiness was also quite high, as were stereotypies. Conclusions: Research has shown the usefulness of intervening in this area with an early assess- ment and/or diagnosis and immediate intervention; however, public health services are not always able to main- tain this pace. Our contribution therefore shows on the one hand the evidence of the improvements achieved by the child despite the low intensity of the treatment, and on the other hand, demonstrates the total versatility and adaptability of the Denver Model to the Italian context. In our conclusions, there are also some refections on the tools used to measure adaptive behavior which seem to have a number of limitations and criticalities.
2024
autism,; esdm case report; public health; developmental psychology; psychological assessment; social medicine
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ESDM intervention in severe preschool autism. An Italian case report, psychological and social medicine reflections / Ferrara, Rosaria; Damato, Felice; Iovino, Leonardo; Marti, Flavio; Latina, Roberto; Colombi, Costanza; Ricci, Pasquale. - In: THE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 1824-7288. - 50:1(2024), pp. 1-7. [10.1186/s13052-024-01626-9]
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