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Hanen - More Than Words® 

The Hanen Program® for Parents of Autistic Children or Children with Social Communication Differences

As a parent, there's so much you can do to help your child during the everyday routines and interactions you already have together. At a More Than Words program, you learn specific, research-based strategies to support and build interaction between you and your child, while connecting and having more fun together.

 Hanen More Than Words
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Registrations open now! 

Tuesday evening program


September 3 - November 26

Saturday morning program


September 21 - December 9

Have questions? Book a free 15-minute consultation to learn more about our Hanen More Than Words program


What's involved in More Than Words?

The Hanen "More Than Words" program is a parent-focused intervention for autistic children. The program focuses on back-and-forth social communication development. 

More Than Words includes:

4 x individual sessions

7 x parent group sessions 


What strategies will you learn?

  • Follow the child's lead

  • Focus on communication in everyday activities

  • Use developmental and visual supports

  • Prioritise engagement with your child (not 'correct' communication responses)

  • Increase positive communication opportunities

  • Support language development through repetition and expansion


How much does the program cost?

Our Hanen programs are $1850 ($168.18 per session).

The fee includes a copy of the program guidebook.

You can use NDIS funding for Hanen Programs.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do you need for online sessions? - High speed internet connection - Laptop or tablet (mobile phones are not ideal for telehealth as it's hard to see the program slides and each other) - Email access - PDF reader e.g. adobe

How does telehealth work? Telehealth is a service delivery model where we consult together over an online, video-based platform e.g. Zoom. Telehealth is great for early intervention because it means we can see children in their most comfortable environment. We will send you links and resources to prepare for your telehealth sessions, and let you know if there are any specific materials (e.g. favourite toys or specific books) that we will focus on using together.

What is video feedback? Video feedback involves recording a parent and child during a therapy session, and then reviewing the video with parents and caregivers in order to provide feedback and support. This technique can help parents to better understand their child's needs, and can provide valuable insights into how to support their child's development. We have a strengths-based approach and focus on helping parents see what they do well.

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