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Support for Faculty of Speech-Language Pathology Departments: Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism Resources

Even after they have graduated and have been working for several years, many speech-language pathologists do not have the knowledge to treat children with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism. Hanen's TalkAbility™ guidebook can assist you in preparing your students for working with these children to help them develop their theory of mind have better social relationships with both adults and their peers.

TalkAbility contains specific research-based interaction strategies for facilitating children's social and communication development using a naturalistic approach. You'll find this resource an invaluable tool for teaching the developmental stages of theory of mind and discussing how to put naturalistic intervention into practice. You can choose to make the guidebook required reading or simply pick the chapters or pages that you think will help your stidents most.

To view the TalkAbility Research Summary and Reference List, click on the link below: 




To read more about the TalkAbility guidebook, and to see how speech-language pathologists use it in their clinical practice, click on the following link:




Complimentary guidebook

If you intend to include the TalkAbility guidebook as required reading for a course you’re teaching, you may be eligible for a complimentary copy. Please send an email to academics@hanen.org for more information.

Bringing Hanen to your school

Since 2006, The Hanen Centre has offered universities in North America and Australia the opportunity to have a complimentary Hanen presentation on our unique approach to empowering parents to become their child’s primary language facilitator.

To learn more about Hanen’s university presentation, click on the link below: