Courses Jan/09: Hanen, More Than Words

Hanen, More Than Words Programme for parents of children with ASD

Rainbow Centre Training & Consultancy is organising the More Than Words Hanen course.




What is it About?

The More than Words programme empowers parents by giving them the tools to facilitate their children’s interaction and communication skills. More Than Words derives its theoretical basis from social interactionist perspectives, emphasising the child’s every day activities as the context for learning to communicate. In addition, More Than Words incorporates current best practice guidelines, emphasising the importance of affect, predictability, structure and use of visual supports to enhance learning in children with ASD.

Program Format


Each More Than Words Programme can accomodate six to eight families and is led by a Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist. The entire programme lasts 13 weeks.

Each programme includes:

  • An orientation meeting
  • A pre-programme consultation
  • Eight group training sessions
  • Three individual video feedback sessions for each family, conducted by the Speech- Lang Therapist in the family’s home
  • A written report by the Speech- Lang Therapist
  • Parent evaluation of the programme

Programme Schedule

  • Orientation session: 30 January 2009, 7-9 pm
  • Group sessions: 13,20 & 27 February, 20 & 25 March, 17 & 24 April, 15 May (all sessions from 7-10 pm)
  • Home visits (weekday evening after 7 pm or weekends 9-5 pm)

Program Fees

  • S$1300 per family (2 members max), payable in two equal installments.
  • First installment to be paid during registration and the second by 25 March 2009.

For Whom: Parents of children with ASD

Registration: Please call or email Doris on or before 16 January for more information or registration

Venue: Rainbow Centre Training & Consultancy (RCTC) 501 Margaret Drive Singapore 149306

Tel: 6475 2072

Fax: 6473 9739

Email: rctc@rainbowcentre.org.sg

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