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Starting Early: Red Flags and Treatment Tips for Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum

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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 introduces typical development of social communication in infants and toddlers and describes how to use the following milestones to identify a child at risk for ASD:

  • social interaction
  • attention
  • communication
  • play skills
  • responsiveness

Based on these primary areas of difficulty, participants gain practical guidance for developing appropriate social and communication goals for these children.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the implications of early identification of autism spectrum disorder for the provision of early language intervention to this group of children and their families.
  • Describe typical early social communication development in toddlers
  • Identify early red flags which place children at risk for autism spectrum disorder
  • Select appropriate intervention goals for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder
  • Describe specific interaction strategies from the More Than Words® Program that can be taught to parents in order to facilitate their child’s achievement of intervention goals


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: Ian Roth is a speech-language pathologist who has extensive experience in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. As a Hanen Instructor since 2009, Ian is contracted by The Hanen Centre to lead More Than Words® workshops in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. He has led numerous More Than Words® Programs for parents, including telepractice programs. Ian currently works in the Autism Research Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab and in the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada. He also served a three-year term as a member of the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth's ASD Clinical Expert Committee. 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.