Hanen More Than Words® Certification Workshop

The Royal College Of Speech & Language Therapists, 2-3 White Hart Yard, London, SE1 1NX
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  • Mon, 9 Mar '20   9am – 5pm GMT - done
  • Tue, 10 Mar '20   9am – 5pm GMT - done
  • Wed, 11 Mar '20   9am – 5pm GMT - done

More Than Words® Certification Workshop for Speech and Language Pathologists / Therapists

Whether you are an experienced clinician or a new graduate, the More Than Words® Certification workshop will enrich the service you offer to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or social communication difficulties.

Who Is This Training For?

This workshop is for qualified speech-language pathologists/therapists

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of the More Than Words Certification Workshop, SLP/Ts will be able to:
• Describe the current research on prevalence, biology and diagnosis of ASD
• Describe current intervention approaches for children with ASD and how More Than Words integrates principles of best practice in the treatment of children with ASD.
• Select appropriate communication goals for individual children with ASD based on assessment of the child’s social and communication skills
• Apply principles of adult education to provide parents with the training, information and support they need to become their child’s primary communication facilitator
• Teach parents to apply communication facilitation strategies that are specifically adapted to the individual needs of their child with ASD flexibly and across contexts
• Assess videotaped parent-child interactions and provide personalized coaching and feedback in order to facilitate parents’ application of program strategies within everyday interactions with their child
• Lead More Than Words – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Workshop Details

Included in your workshop fee is the following full set of More Than Words resources:
More Than Words Making Hanen Happen Leaders Guide – This manualized guide includes information on Hanen’s teaching methodology, and provides a detailed guide to leading the program, session by session. It includes all the handouts and checklists required to lead the program.
More Than Words PowerPoint slides DVD with embedded video clips – This DVD contains the presentation slides for all sessions of the program, and includes real-life video examples of parents using More Than Words strategies
More Than Words Parent Guidebook (Sussman, 2012) – The Parent Guidebook is used during the program to reinforce what parents learn in the group sessions and provide them with helpful reminders and new ideas. It is also helpful for use in individual sessions with parents.

After The Workshop You Have:

accreditation of “Certified” status upon signing a Cooperative Agreement (this agreement licenses SLPs to lead More Than Words® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder). Participants also receive a one-year renewable Hanen membership upon completion of the workshop. To maintain their certification and have full access to member benefits, SLPs must renew their Hanen membership annually for a nominal fee.

Pre-Course Essentials / Eligibility

In order to attend the workshop, all registrants must complete a Pre-workshop Assignment. A link to the assignment will be sent to you after registration. This assignment covers important content that is needed in order to participate in the workshop and receive your certification. For this reason, its completion is mandatory.

Note: The Pre-Workshop Assignment must be completed at least five days before the start date of the workshop. If it is not completed, you will not be permitted to attend the workshop. Any refunds will be subject to the cancellation policy of the host organization – up to and including forfeiture of your registration fee.

Payment Options

A significant number of applicants need us to raise a quotation for their organisation in order that a Purchase Order be raised. Course Beetle already have approved supplier status with many NHS Trusts and Local Authorities, and are familiar with the required procedures for supplying to your organisation. Our team are trained to help make this process work for you. Our booking system caters for applicants who need to book in this way.

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The Royal College Of Speech & Language Therapists
2-3 White Hart Yard