Hanen workshops

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The Hanen Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a difference. They are a social entrepreneur, operating their business for a clear social purpose – to enable young children to develop the best possible language and literacy skills.

Founded in 1975 by Ayala Hanen Manolson, a speech-language pathologist who saw the potential of involving parents in their child’s early language intervention, The Hanen Centre is dedicated to addressing a pressing social problem – delays in language development in young children, including children with developmental delays and autism.

Course Beetle are delighted to be working with Hanen to host delivery of their exciting new training for early Interventionalists:

Hanen 4 “I”s to Socialize™: Coaching Parents of Children with Autism and Social Communication Difficulties

The Hanen 4 “I”s to Socialize workshop was designed to provide professionals with the tools to empower parents to create the kind of interactions that lay the foundations for communication and language. The workshop covers evidence-based responsive interaction strategies drawn from Hanen’s More Than Words® program and guidebook. The training provides a framework on how to coach parents and caregivers to apply these strategies during everyday interactions with their child.

This coaching model is based on the most current literature on effective coaching and is provided in a simple four-step framework. Each step of the model is illustrated with videos of a clinician and parent of a young child with autism during a coaching session.

Participants also receive a comprehensive set of resources that include everything needed to effectively integrate the Hanen approach into everyday clinical work.

Who is this training for?
Hanen 4 “I”s to Socialize is most valuable to those working within multi-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary and Key Worker models to support young children with autism or social communication difficulties. These professionals include:

  • Early intervention providers
  • Early childhood special educators
  • SEN teachers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social workers/family therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Direct care staff/therapy assistants
  • Nurses/medical staff
  • Communication disorder assistants and speech and language therapy assistants

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