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We offer Hanen® family-focussed programs led by our specialist Hanen® certified Speech Pathologists. All Hanen® programs use a combination of group training sessions and individual consultations with each child and their family. This provides a comprehensive and personalised learning experience for each family participating in the program.  

TheMore Than Words® Program 

This program is designed specifically for parents of children aged 6 and under on the Autism spectrum. The program provides you with practical tools, strategies and support to help your child reach their full communication potential.

TalkAbility™ 

This program is designed for parents of verbal children with Autism who are 3-7 years of age. The TalkAbility™ program teaches parents how to foster the higher-level language and social skills that are essential for the best outcomes in your child.

The course cost of $1636.62 can be covered by NDIS funding or private funding. 

What’s involved?

Face-to-face training sessions in small groups are available, together with the online telepractice option. 

  • 5 group parent training sessions (3 hours each). 
  • 2 hours direct coaching with the Speech Pathologist  
  • 2 hours planning 
  • Up to 2 participants per family (participants must have a significant, ongoing role in caring for the child with Autism). 
  • Participants are required to attend the full program. Parent guidebook included. 

Telepractice is similar to taking an online class. The parent-only sessions are live, and you log in to a videoconferencing software that makes it easy to interact with your Speech Pathologist and the other parents in the group. 

What you need for online training:

  • A computer or a tablet (smartphones and cell phones do not have a large enough screen for you to see the slides or the other parents in the group) 
  • Webcam 
  • High speed internet 
  • Email access 
  • Adobe reader (free download) 
  • Printer or scanner or photo capture and transfer (if you want to print out the handouts) 

Upcoming program details: 

Program Date
More Than Words®

Term 2: 22nd April – 14th Jun

Term 3: 29th Jul – 6th Sep

Term 4: 21st Oct – 29th Nov

TalkAbility™  

Term 2: 22nd April – 14th Jun

Term 3: 29th Jul – 6th Sep

Term 4: 21st Oct – 29th Nov

 

Expression of Interest

Please complete the Expression of Interest form below, using the dropdown box to select which program you would be interested in attending.  Alternatively, for more information talk to your Therapist or contact our First Steps team at firststepstraining@autism.org.auor on (08) 6380 5500.  


 

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