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Hanen: More than Words® Workshop

What is Hanen: More Than Words®

The Hanen: More Than Words Workshop was designed specifically for parents of children ages 8 and under on the autism spectrum along with other social communication difficulties. The program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.

Hanen: More Than Words does this by empowering you to help your child reach the following three goals:

  • Improved social communication and back-and-forth interactions
  • Improved play skills
  • Improved imitation skills

Here are some of the valuable things you’ll learn when you attend the Hanen: More Than Words:

  • 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 developing your child’s play skills
  • Ways to help your child make friends


Benefits of Hanen: More Than Words

Hanen: More Than Words Workshop incorporates a number of benefits for parents who are attending. The workshop aims to:

  • Provide parents with the ability to share experiences, gain insight and make new friends
  • Provide practical strategies you can use in everyday situations
  • Improve communication with your child

Get feedback from a Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist on the best methods for communication


Program Structure

The Hanen: More Than Words Workshop includes:

  • 1 orientation session
  • 1 pre-workshop consultation
  • 8 training sessions in small, personalised groups
  • 3 home visits throughout
  • A Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist leading the program


Eligibility for Hanen: More Than Words ?

The Hanen: More Than Words Workshop is for parents. It is best suited to parents of children aged 0-8 years who have a diagnosis of Autism.

If you believe that Hanen: More Than Words Workshop is ideal for you, register your interest and a Therapy Administration team member will contact you to confirm eligibility.


Upcoming Workshop

Please register your interest below for upcoming groups.


Register your interest for Hanen: More Than Words Workshop today!



For further information please contact the Therapy Administration team:

Phone: (08) 9555 9101

Email: [email protected]

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