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The parent and child relationship is a life-long journey of learning and discovery. This may be exceptionally true for parents raising a child on the autism spectrum. Access to quality and timely information is critical for parents of children on the autism spectrum, so that they can support their child to reach their full potential.

Aspect Therapy offers a range of Parent Training programs focussed on families developing a greater understanding of autism and the impact that an individual child’s autism has upon his/her learning, development and behaviour.

Programs include the internationally renowned parent training programs Hanen More Than Words™ and Hanen Talkability™; PBS Plus, a behaviour support training programs which guides families in preventing and managing behaviours of concern; Autism in the Early Years Training program, which supports families learning and development across a broad range of areas; and a publication series designed to support families and service providers implement best practice intervention strategies.

Hanen Parent Training Programs

Aspect Therapy offers internationally renowned parent training programs Hanen More Than Words™ and Hanen Talkability™. Hanen parent training programs support parents and other caregivers to learn how to promote children's language and literacy development during everyday activities. Hanen programs are based on the most current research in early childhood language development, and transform this research into practical, easy-to-use strategies. These workshop programs are presented by Aspect Hanen-certified speech pathologists.

Hanen More Than Words™

The More Than Words™ Program is designed for parents of children aged up to 5 on the autism spectrum. The program empowers parents by providing the tools, strategies and support they need to help their young child achieve successful communication outcomes.

  • Giving parents practical skills to help their children understand, and by providing more opportunities for communication
  • Providing positive opportunities to engage with their child and developing play skills
  • Help to turn everyday activities into learning opportunities
  • Help to manage behaviours through understanding communicative intent

The More than Words™ program includes:

  • Eight group and three individual sessions delivered by practitioners trained in the delivery of the program
  • Individual video feedback sessions so parents can reflect upon what is happening
  • ‘More Than Words’ parent guidebook

Hanen Talkability™

The Talkability™ program is designed for verbal children aged 3-7 years who have difficulties with their social communication. The program focusses on supporting parent’s skills in developing their child’s “people skills”. People skills include paying attention to the social conversation and what others may be thinking, learning about body language and facial expression, and how to maintain peer friendships.

  • Giving parents practical skills to develop their child’s verbal communication skills
  • Developing a child’s conversation skills
  • Developing a child’s social interaction skills
  • Developing imaginative play and problem solving skills
  • Teaching higher level thinking and understanding non-verbal gestures and communication

The Talkability™ program includes:

  • Ten group and four individual sessions delivered by practitioners trained in the delivery of the program
  • Individual video feedback sessions so parents can reflect upon what is happening
  • ‘Talkability™ Parent Guidebook’

Program locations will be based on demand. For more information and to register your interest for Hanan parent Training Programs please contact Aspect Therapy.

Publications

Aspect Therapy has produced a series of guides to help you and the children you support to manage day-to-day activities and the necessary changes in life. The procedures and strategies in these guides are based on the results of educational research and years of practical experience.

Titles include the following:

For more information on the availability of Aspect Therapy in your area, contact us via telephone or email:

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