More Than words

MORE THAN WORDS BY HANEN CENTRE AUTISM PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES

  • An evidenced based 8-week program designed for parents and caregivers that have children ages 2-5 on the Autism Spectrum or have social-communication needs

  • Provides parents with tools, strategies, real-life videos, and support to better connect with their child by expanding purposeful, interactive communication and social interactions

  • 8 training sessions for parents and caregivers in small, personalized groups

  • 4 individual therapy sessions to help carryover learned skills

  • Developed by the internationally recognized, not-for-profit organization, The Hanen Centre

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HANEN CENTRE

  • A not-for-profit charitable organization, developed in the 1960’s, with a purpose to help young children develop the best possible language and literacy skills

  • Provides intense trainings to certify Speech-Language Therapists to teach parents how to expand their children’s language skills at home

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

By attending the More Than Words 8-week program, parents and caregivers will be able to learn:

  • How your child currently communicates and what to do next to help expand language skills

  • How your child learns best and how to teach using favorite objects, toys, and people

  • What motivates your child to communicate

  • How to turn everyday activities into opportunities for learning to communicate

  • How to help your child understand what you say

  • How to develop your child’s play skills

  • How to help your child make friends, talk to peers, and interact with others

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