Hanen® Program Sydney

What is it?

The ‘Hanen Approach’ is a set of programs created by a speech pathologist from Canada named Ayala Hanen Manolson in 1975. Hanen programs focus on parental involvement as a crucial part of therapy.

Hanen based approaches equip parents with the skills that they need to build children’s communication and social skills within their natural environment for best outcomes and generalisation of skills.

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More Than Words®

Our therapists are trained in the Hanen More Than Words® program – an approach designed specifically for families of children with autistic spectrum disorder, or other social communication difficulties.

The More than Words® program focuses on using natural, day-to-day interactions with your child such as meal time, bath time and taking walks to help your child improve their communication and social skills.

The program is completed over 8 group and 3 individual sessions with parents/carers in person or over telehealth. The whole program consists of:

Principles of the program can also be incorporated into your child’s individual sessions with their therapist.

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