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The Autism Association of WA are continuing to run More Than Words™ and Talkability™ in 2020. This specialist training is facilitated by Hanen® certified Speech Pathologists.

For parents whose child is experiencing a communication difficulty, Hanen®’s specialised programs can provide them with the tools they need for helping their child reach his or her fullest communication potential. All Hanen® Programs use a combination of group training sessions and individual consultations in which the child is present. This provides a comprehensive and personalized learning experience for each family participating in the program.

More Than Words™”

The More Than Words™ program will benefit parents of children who need support with:

  • emerging communication skills
  • interacting with the people around them
  • engaging in back and forth interactions
  • developing play skills


The TalkAbility™ program will benefit parents of verbal children who need support with:

  • taking appropriate turns in a conversation, and waiting for others to take their turn
  • appreciating the other person’s feelings and point of view
  • understanding nonverbal communication
  • making friends or maintaining friendships

Dates for upcoming programs

  • Term 1, 2020: Fridays at Shenton Park commencing 21st February (9:00am – 12:00pm)
  • Term 2, 2020: Wednesdays at East Fremantle commencing 6th May (5.45pm – 8.45pm)
  • Term 3, 2020: Saturdays at Joondalup commencing 25th July (9:00am – 12:00pm)
  • Term 4, 2020: Mondays at Midland commencing 19th October (9:00am – 12:00pm)

To find out more information, or to book your place, kindly complete the expression of interest form below – or alternatively you may talk to your Key Therapist or contact our First Steps team: firststepstraining@autism.org.au or (08) 6380 5500

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