Support for Faculty of Speech-Language Pathology Departments: Autism Resources

If you’re a faculty member in a department of speech-language pathology or communication disorders, you may find the More Than Words® guidebook and DVD to be very helpful in exposing your students to a naturalistic approach to working with children on the autism spectrum.

You can demonstrate specific research-based interaction strategies and how these facilitate the child’s social and communication development. Your students will learn a great deal by viewing contrast video examples of parents not applying and then successfully applying the More Than Words strategies by observing the impact on the child.

As required reading and viewing, or simply as a helpful aid to demonstrate the approach you’re teaching, More Than Words resources are an invaluable tool for demonstrating to students how to put naturalistic intervention into practice.

Click on the following link to view the More Than Words Research Summary: 


To read more about More Than Words resources, and to see how speech-language pathologists use them in their clinical practice, click on the link below:

Complimentary guidebook

If you intend to include the More Than Words guidebook as required reading for a course you’re teaching, you may be eligible for a complimentary copy. Please send an email to [email protected] 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.

You can learn more about Hanen’s university presentation by clicking the link below: 

Become Hanen Certified

To help families of children with autism, Hanen developed More Than Words®  – a family-focused program that shows parents how they can effectively build their child’s communication skills during everyday routines and activities.  Grounded in research and based on principles of adult education, this evidence-based program is offered by Hanen Certified SLPs all around the world.
To become certified to lead the More Than Words program, SLPs can attend the three-day intensive More Than Words Certification Workshop. Here you gain a comprehensive framework for working effectively with families of children with autism and you go home with a set of outstanding resources that can be used with parents in group one-to-one settings, as well as with students in the classroom.

Learn more about the More Than Words Certification Workshop


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