The Hanen Program

Training for Parents of Children ages 5 and below with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties

Who should attend?

  • Parents of children ages 5 and below with autism spectrum and with other social communication difficulties or children who have social communications problem but not diagnosed yet.


  • Program: 8 training sessions in small and personalized groups (8 parents maximum)
  • A pre-program consultation for each parent and his/her child with the Speech-Language Pathologist
  • 3 individual visits for each parent and his/her child with the Speech-Language Pathologist

Duration: 13 consecutive weekly sessions starting 27th September 2017
Service Provider: Rasha Badawi, Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
Venue: American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology – Abu Dhabi Branch
Early Bird: AED 4,200 (before 10th September)
Regular: AED 4,650

The program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.

More Than Words program empowers parents to help their child reach the following three goals:

  1. Improved social communication and back-and-forth interactions
  2. Improved play skills
  3. Improved imitation skills

By attending More Than Words Program, Parents will learn:

  • What motivates your child to communicate
  • How to use your knowledge about your child to set appropriate and realistic goals
  • How to make interactions with your child last longer
  • Tips for using pictures and print to help your child’s understanding
  • Strategies on how to talk so that your child understands you
  • Strategies on developing your child’s play skills
  • Ways to help your child make friends

For more information about More Than Words Program, click here


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