Hanen Programme


The Hanen Centre’s family-focused programs for parents are led by Hanen Certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who have received special training at a Hanen Workshop.

Through the use of activities and group discussions, small groups of parents learn to create and take advantage of everyday opportunities to improve their child’s communication skills. All Hanen Programs® use a combination of group training sessions (where only parents and the SLP are present) and individual consultations with the SLP (in which the child is present). This provides a comprehensive and personalized learning experience for each family participating in the program.

For parents whose child is experiencing a communication difficulty, Hanen’s specialized programs can provide them with the tools they need for helping their child reach his or her fullest communication potential. Hanen has developed programs for parents in three areas: Language Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Asperger Syndrome.


At the moment, EPT Clinic are offering the More Than Words Program®

The Hanen More Than Words Program® is designed for families of children who have difficulties with social communication under the age of 5 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or similar challenges.

More Than Words gives parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other social communication disorders practical tools to help their children communicate. More Than Words emphasizes the child’s everyday activities as the context for learning to communicate. In addition, More Than Words incorporates current best practice guidelines, highlighting the importance of affect, predictability, structure and the use of visual supports to enhance learning in children with ASD.

More Than Words also recognizes the unique needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and helps parents understand their child’s sensory preferences and sensitivities so these can be accommodated during everyday interactions. Most important of all, More Than Words helps build positive interactions between parent and child, reducing frustration for both and increasing the child’s opportunities to learn to communicate in real life situations.

EPT Clinic now offers Hanen More Than Words Program remotely using teletherapy as well as face to face consultations with the Speech and Language Therapist (in which the child is present). 

It runs over 8 weeks, at a cost of €90 per session. 

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COVID 19 Notice

The EPT Clinic’s Team hopes you are doing okay during this difficult time. In light of the COVID 19 crisis, the EPT Team continue to closely monitor and follow public health guidance in relation to this unprecedented public health emergency. The Government of Ireland have listed Disability and Mental Health Services on their list of Essential Services which are exempt from the Stay at Home advice. As a result, we are trying our best to continue to support families while adhering to physical distancing measures.