Help your child with autism communicate with ‘More Than words’

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.

Hanen’s 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

Want to know more? Contact one of our certified clinicians!


support your child with a Language delay: ‘it takes two to talk’

Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk Program is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. In a small, personalized group setting, parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together.

The It Takes Two to Talk Program teaches you, step-by-step, how to become your child’s most important language teacher. The program shows you how to:

  • Recognize your child’s stage and style of communication so that you know which steps to take next

  • Identify what motivates your child to interact with you so you’ll know how to get conversations started

  • Adjust everyday routines to help your child take turns and keep interactions going

  • Follow your child’s lead to build his confidence and encourage him to communicate

  • Add language to interactions with your child to help him understand language and then use it when he is ready

  • Tweak the way you play and read books with your child to help him learn language

  • Change the way you speak to your child so that he’ll understand and learn new words

Want to know more? Contact one of our certified clinicians!


for language-rich preschools: teacher take ‘Learning Language and loving it’

In any preschool classroom, the needs of children can be very diverse, and some can be much harder to engage and teach than others. This makes your job as an early childhood educator difficult when you’re trying to make sure that every child in your classroom is given the best possible opportunities for learning.

Hanen’s Learning Language and Loving It Program was designed to provide early childhood educators with practical strategies for helping all children in the classroom build language and social skills, no matter what their learning and communication styles are, and even if they have special needs.

The Learning Language and Loving It Program provides you with practical, research-based strategies for:

  • Promoting every child’s language development using natural everyday activities, routines and play

  • Becoming attuned to children’s interests so you can follow their lead, which is known to foster language development

  • Adjusting the way you talk to help children develop more advanced language skills

  • Promoting interaction among the children themselves

  • Facilitating language-learning in pretend play

  • Fostering emergent literacy skills

Want to know more? Contact one of our certified clinicians!


increase inclusivity for your school or BUSINESS: Participate in Neurodiversity awareness training

Learn how simple changes can increase opportunities for neurodiverse individuals to participate in your business or classroom.

Want to know more? Contact one of our clinicians!