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EDFTC offers Hanen® training by certified Speech Language Pathologists who offer the following Hanen® trainings:

  • More Than Words® - This training is for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related social communication difficulties.  Parents learn practical skills to aid in their developing their child’s communication development.
  • It Takes Two To Talk® - This Hanen training is for parents of children known to exhibit expressive and receptive language delays.  This training empowers parents to be able to use practical everyday activities to help develop their child’s language.
  • Learning Language and Loving It® - Training for Early Childhood educators and Teachers that is research based and demonstrates a developmental technique to facilitate children’s social , language and literacy skills through play activities, conversation and everyday routine in a variety of settings

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Play and Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents

Groups are designed to involve social, motor and especially language skills through fun activities with skilled behavior specialists and speech therapists. Groups are designed for children from 24 months to 13 years of age. *Groups are not insurance billable.

Parent Education

EDFTC offers a variety of parent and family training and support opportunities.  Please continue to check for the latest developments.  Parents learn basic concepts about communication and language that are essential in helping their child’s communication develop.  They learn about:

The More Than Words guidebook provides a step-by-step approach that parents can
use to promote their children’s social interaction, communication and play skills during
everyday activities. This book was developed to support More Than Words – The Hanen
Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
, and is also widely used as a stand-alone resource by parents and speech-language professionals who work with young children with ASD.

MTW Research Summary
MTW Research Summary.pdf
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