Socialization Group

More Than Words® -- The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder®

The More Than Words® program consists of four individual family sessions and nine small group, parent only, training sessions. By the end of the program, you will know what to say and what to do to be your child's most important communication teacher. The strategies you will learn will become a natural part of the way you interact with your child. During the 9 group sessions you'll learn step-by-step, how to: Recognize your child's stage and style of communication so that you know which steps to take next Identify what motivates your child to interact with you Adjust everyday routines to help your child take turns and keep interactions going Follow your child's lead to encourage him to take turns in an interaction and communicate Implement strategies in your everyday interactions to help your child understand language Tweak the way you play and read books with your child to help him learn language Learn to foster longer, more meaningful interactions and improved social skills During the individual meetings, you will advance your use of the strategies learned via on the spot feedback and coaching from direct observation and videotape of your interaction with your child.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adults
Community Services
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Payment Options
  • Low Cost / Donation
  • Self Pay
  • Sliding Scale / Payment Plans

Last Updated: 07/25/19