Hanen Program


At the moment, EPT Clinic are excited to be offering Hanen’s More Than Words Program®

The Hanen More Than Words ® program is for parents of children up to age 4years 11 months with Social Communication difficulties and/or autism. This program is for a group of up to 8 families and will be run in person in line with COVID 19 guidelines.

The aim of this program is to help you to support your child’s social communication development. It has been devised by Hanen® and there is much evidence to support this program, which can be found on the Hanen website http://www.hanen.org/Programs/For-Parents/More-Than-Words.aspx This program can only be offered by a Hanen® certified therapist.

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


More Than Words does this by empowering you to help your child reach the following three goals:

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


Here are some of the valuable things you’ll learn when you attend the More Than Words Program:

  • 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 for how to talk so that your child understands you
  • Strategies for developing your child’s play skills


The program consists of:

– A pre-program phone consultation with the Speech and Language Therapist in order to establish a baseline of your child’s current social communication profile and discuss goals for the programme (approx. 30 minutes). We will ask you to email a video of you and your child playing which will be reviewed prior to your phone consultation.

 8 evening weekly parent group sessions each lasting 2 hours approx. Starting Wednesday 13th October at 6pm, and finishing on the 6th December 2021, see detailed schedule below.

– A video feedback session throughout the programme. This is an individual appointment via Zoom where you and your child are observed interacting together and where you get to try out some of the strategies you have been learning about. You are coached through the session on various things to try.

– Opportunities to link with other parents with children with similar challenges throughout the programme.

Fee for the entire programme: €650

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