More Than Words

The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with
Social Communication Difficulties.
At a More Than Words group program, you learn specific, research-based strategies to support your child’s social communication and play skills, while also connecting and having more fun together.
  • What motivates your child to communicate
  • How to use your knowledge about your child to set appropriate and realistic goals
  • How to make interactions with your child last longer
  • Tips for using pictures and print to help your child’s understanding
  • Strategies for how to talk so that your child understands you
  • Strategies for providing new play opportunities for your child

This program is suitable for parents and caregivers of autistic children, or children with social communication differences.

What’s involved?
  • An obligation-free orientation session held online. During that session, you will get a chance to learn more about the More Than Words® Program, ask any questions and meet the other parents interested in the program.
  • 1 pre-program consultation for you and your child with your speech-language pathologist: 1 hour
  • 8 online training sessions in small, personalized groups: 2.5 hours per session
  • 3 individual visits for you and your child with your speech-language pathologist in which you are videotaped while practicing with your child. Then you and your speech-language pathologist watch the videotaped interaction to “see” what’s helping and what you can modify to help even more: 1 hour per session
  • This program is delivered online via Zoom.

Program Dates

Wednesday 7th of February 2024 – 24th of April 2024
9:30am – 12pm
Register your interest to attend an obligation-free orientation session on Wednesday 24th of January from 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Required pre-consultation with a Hanen certified clinician prior to starting the program (1 hour)
  • 8 weeks of 2.5 hour content delivered by a Hanen certified clinician
  • 3 x 1 hour individual parent video feedback sessions.
  • More Than Words guidebook
  • Cost: $2,100
Cut off for registrations: Friday 19th of January 2024