The More Than Words Program is a parent training program for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Social Communication difficulties. This program teaches parents strategies to maximise learning and communication opportunities when interacting with their child, to enhance their child’s ability to connect and communicate with the world. The More Than Words Program recognises the importance of the parent-child relationship and empowers parents to be the experts in their child’s social communication development.
The More Than Words Program offered at Melbourne Child Development is suitable for parents of toddlers through to early school age with either a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Disorder, or with recognised social communication difficulties.
Social communication difficulties include;
Learn more about the program by visiting The Hanen Centre website.
We will be holding a free More Than Words Information Session on:
Saturday 22nd May 2021 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm online via Zoom
Join Hanen-trained Speech Pathologist Natasha Kolivas for this free session to learn all about the research behind the More Than Words Program, what you can expect to learn in the program, and what is required for participation in the program.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and the program dates and costs of the July 2021 program will also be outlined on this afternoon.
Registration for the July 2021 Program will open after the More Than Words Information Session.
Attendance to the Information Session is strongly recommended for any families interested in participating in the July 2021 program.
Melbourne Child Development is now able to offer the More Than Words Program via telehealth format, making it even more accessible for our families. Developed by the Hanen Centre, the program offered via telehealth maintains the evidence-based structure for parent coaching and video feedback that is provided in the face-to-face sessions, but with the flexibility of completing the Program from your home. The program will be offered via Zoom, which is free to download and easy to use. For more information about what Telehealth looks like at Melbourne Child Development, click here.
The program is facilitated by a Hanen Certified Speech Pathologist and consists of;
Our next More Than Words Program will commence in July 2021 and be conducted via Telehealth.
Attendance to the Free More Than Words Information Session is strongly recommended for any families interested in participating in the July 2021 program. Please see information above to register.
*Should the group not proceed for reasons determined by Melbourne Child Development, any administration fees paid will be refunded.