Book Review-Hanen, More than words

Book Review-Hanen, More than words

We found this an excellent book for any parent or Clinician looking to better understand children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We recommend this to anyone wanting to boost interactions with their child.

We used a lot of techniques from this book with our son who has been diagnosed with ASD and it really helped with our interactions with him.

We have written a blog post about some of the techniques we have learnt. Link can be found here https://autismconnects.ie/ways-to-enhance-communication-and-interaction-with-your-child/

Extensive research has shown that when parents interact with their child in specific ways that motivate, encourage and support communication, they can make a significant difference to their child’s social and communication development.

Based on this research, the More Than Words book provides parents with simple strategies they can use during everyday routines and activities to help their child interact more meaningfully with others and experience less

The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children ages 5 and under on the autism spectrum and with other social communication difficulties. Addressing the unique needs of these children, 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