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Pre-workshop Assignment Details
More Than Words® Certification Workshop


The Pre-workshop Assignment for the More Than Words® Certification Workshop consists of three sections.

Section  #1 - Helping Adults Learn – online learning module
(Approximately 1 hour to complete)

Through completing this interactive online module, participants will learn about:
  • the theoretical framework that underlies what and how participants learn in all Hanen Programs
  • how this framework relates to designing an effective learning environment for parents or educators based on principles of adult learning
  • how Kolb’s (1984) four learning styles  affect the learning of Hanen Program participants
  • how an  individual learner’s  knowledge, experiences, values and beliefs  affect the learner’s approach to the learning experience
  • how the Hanen teaching methodology, titled the "4P Teaching-Learning Cycle,”  facilitates learning and behavior change by addressing individual learning styles and characteristics

Section  #2 – Autism Spectrum Disorder: What The Research Tell Us – online learning module
(Approximately 1 hour to complete)

Through completing this interactive online module, participants will learn how to answer parents’ questions about ASD using information from current research on:
  • the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosing ASD and Social Pragmatic Disorder
  • prevalence and co-occurrence of autism
  • the genetic and environmental contributions to the neurological differences of individuals with ASD
  • the red flags/early signs of autism
  • important areas of development for SLPs to evaluate during assessments
  • the continuum of treatment approaches for children who have ASD, based on the article by Prizant and Wetherby (1998) 

Section #3 - Observation and Checklist Completion
(Approximately 1 hour to complete)

Each participant will be required to observe two children who are on the autism spectrum and complete two checklists which outline development in the areas of play and interaction. Checklists are provided.