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More Than Words® Workshop


December 18 - December 20, 2020

Workshop status: Workshop full. Add to wait list.


NEW Format!
This workshop takes place online over three days.

Regular fee:


Speech-language pathologist/therapist:
Masters Degree (from US/Canada) or Bachelors Degree (from UK/Australia/New Zealand) or other international equivalent in Speech-Language Pathology

Technical requirements

You will need your own personal device (laptop, desktop or tablet) for use throughout the workshop (cell phones may not be used). You will not be able to share your device as only one participant can attend per device.
System Requirements:
• a computer/desktop/laptop or tablet (you may NOT use a cell phone)
• a reliable internet connection (wired if possible)
• speakers
• a microphone
• a webcam
two screens are recommended – one to attend the online class and the other for sessions handouts. You also have the option to print out the handouts

For a full list of technical details, visit:

NOTE: If you do not have all of the items above (except the second screen) you will NOT be able to attend the workshop. Refunds will not be provided if you are denied entry to the workshop.
Check your system's compatibility by joining a test Zoom meeting:

About this workshop

The workshop will run over 3 days, from December 18 to December 20, 2020.

Workshop components include:
  • Pre-workshop assignment
  • Zoom sessions schedule
    • Friday December 18th, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
    • Saturday December 19th, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
    • Sunday December 20th, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
All times indicated are for Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver/Los Angeles). Check your time zone here.
ASHA Statement:
This workshop is registered for 2.20 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area). Full attendance and participation during the three days is required. As a prerequisite, there is an Individual Learning Component to be completed before participation in the workshop. This course focuses specifically on More Than Words® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and accompanying resources and there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services.

Attendance requirements:
This workshop is a certification workshop which certifies participants to lead More Than Words -- The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties. Participants also receive a license to lead the program.

Full attendance is required. This means completing the Pre-Workshop Assignment and attending the full 8 hours of each of the three days. Attendance will be tracked during the training. No recordings will be available of the live sessions.

Absences will not be approved. Please only register for a workshop where you can attend the full 8 hours of each of the three days. Please note that if you fail to meet the attendance requirements, you will not receive a license to offer the program or a Certificate of Completion. There are no refunds.
Required workshop material:
Attendance in this workshop requires that you own the More Than Words guidebook (Sussman, 2012). You need to purchase this book if you do not own one.

Please note: Attendance in this workshop requires that you own the More Than Words guidebook. This workshop is available at a reduced price to allow participants to purchase their individual copy of the guidebook. The guidebook is used throughout the training and you cannot participate without it. For a list of options to purchase the guidebook click here.
Instructor personnel disclosure statement:
Financial: Rachael Parsons MA CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who has been working in the public schools with the preschool speech and language population since 2009. As a Hanen instructor, Rachael is contracted by The Hanen Centre to lead More Than Words® workshops. Rachael has been a Hanen member since 2012, and she uses Hanen resources in her clinical work with families. She also offers It Takes Two to Talk® and More Than Words® programs to families in her school district. Non-Financial: No other relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Terms & conditions

Translation policy:
Hanen resources are protected by international copyright law. No translations are permitted without advance written permission from The Hanen Centre.
Due to the fast-paced, highly interactive nature of our workshops, participants must have a high proficiency in English (i.e. they must be able to understand English, respond to questions and contribute comfortably to group discussions, which involves practicing and applying concepts learned during the workshop). All materials will be provided in English.
50% of the workshop fee will be refunded if written notification of cancellation is received and a substitute can be found. No refunds if a substitute cannot be found. No refund requests will be accepted after the workshop has already begun.

Questions about this workshop?

Sara Knill
Toll free, North America only: 1-877-426-3655
Outside of North America:


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