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Coaching Parents in How to Play

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Regular $84.95
Hanen Member $45.00
Group $595 for a group of 15 ($40 per additional person)
ASHA CEUs   This session is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Arena)

Course Overview

This e-Seminar offers practical guidance for helping parents facilitate the play and communication skills of their child with autism. While the e-Seminar focuses on children on the spectrum, the strategies presented will be helpful for all children with deficits in the area of play.

Coaching Parents in How to Play explores the connections between play, interaction and language at different developmental stages and presents milestones for four types of play: social routines, exploratory, functional and pretend play. Participants learn developmentally appropriate interactive strategies for sharing with parents to help them build their child’s play and language skills during fun play activities. The e-Seminar also offers helpful information on facilitating peer play in children with ASD.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this 2 hour e-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze parents’ play-based interaction with children to recognize parental play styles and play scaffolding.
  • Categorize children’s type of play and developmental stage of play guided by major play milestones.
  • Describe specific interactive strategies, drawn from Hanen Programs®, that parents can use to facilitate the child’s play skills for each type of play.


Professional Development Hours

  • This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (introductory level; Professional area). Full attendance and participation during the two hours is required. This course focuses on aspects of the Hanen approach to early language intervention and will include no or limited information on other similar or related products or services
  • 2 professional development hours

Presenter Info

Financial: Lisa Drake, M.Cl.Sc., SLP(C), CCC-SLP, is the former Program Director for Autism Services at The Hanen Centre. She is the co-author of the More Than Words® Program Leader’s Guide. The Hanen Centre holds copyright to this resource and Lisa receives no financial benefit from its sale. Non-Financial: No other relevant non-financial relationships exist.


  • Professionals who work with young children and their families
  • Speech-language pathology and early childhood education students

Note: If you are a parent, this e-Seminar will not meet your learning needs. Find out how Hanen can help you.

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Note: This e-Seminar focuses on the information outlined above, and will include no or limited information about similar products or services.