Autism Therapy

More Than Words® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties

What is the More Than Words® Program?

As a parent, you know how challenging it can be for your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other social communication difficulties to interact meaningfully with others and connect with the world around him.

The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children ages 5 and under on the autism spectrum and with other social communication difficulties. Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.

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

  1. Improved social communication and back-and-forth interactions

  2. Improved play skills

  3. Improved imitation skills

 

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

  • 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 Taking the More Than Words® Program

The More Than Words Program focuses on your natural, day-to-day life with your child. You’ll discover how to take everyday activities like meal time, story time and bath time and use them to help your child improve his communication and social skills. And you’ll have fun together while you’re doing it!

The More Than Words approach is easy to understand and easy to put into practice. With every strategy you learn, you’ll be given ample opportunity to practice and discuss it so that you won’t forget it.

More Than Words requires a significant time commitment from parents in order to ensure the best possible learning experience. Once you’ve completed the program, however, the strategies you’ve learned will become such a natural part of the way you interact with your child that you won’t even notice you’re using them. The commitment you put in now will pay off during every interaction you have with your child.

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