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Hanen: More Than Words®


Reach your communication potential.

Without effective communication between children and parents, even simple daily activities can be a cause of frustration and outbursts. Imagine the possibilities when getting dressed in the morning goes smoothly, and is even fun! Instead of feeling stressed and tense, you’ll be relaxed and happy, ready to start your day feeling a stronger connection to your child.

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  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
  • Autism/PDD
  • Developmental Delay (0-8 years only)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Speech Impairment

Delivered by a Hanen® certified speech pathologist, Hanen: More Than Words will help you to take everyday activities like meal time, story time and bath time and use them to help your child improve their communication and social skills.

The goals of the program are:
1. Improved social communication and back-and-forth interactions
2. Improved play skills
3. Improved imitation skills.


What is Hanen: More Than Words®?

Hanen: More Than Words® is a program for parents that provides the tools, strategies and support you need to help your child reach their full communication potential.

Who is it for?

Hanen: More Than Words® is designed for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or social communication difficulties. You are welcome to bring up to 2 parents/carers from your child’s life to learn the skills and build consistency in your care. The clinic sessions are not suitable for children to attend.

How long does the program run for?

Hanen: More than Words is comprised of six sessions, starting with a meeting in your home, followed by clinic sessions at a Rocky Bay hub. Each session is generally 1-2 hours in length

What funding is available?

You can use your NDIS funds for this workshop if you, or the person you care for has the item ‘Training for Carers’ in their NDIS plan. If you are already accessing Block Funds through Rocky Bay, these funds can be used for the workshop.


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