2022 More Than Words Programmes

Register your Interest here as soon as possible

Places offered on a 1st come 1st served basis

Thank you for stopping by to find out about More Than Words Programme for children up to age 4 years with challenges in the area of Social Communication.

This programme is a detailed speech therapy programme that helps parents learn and use strategies to help their children to communicate more often and in new ways. Goals and strategies are individualised for each child.

The programme consists of some parent group sessions and some individual sessions with you and your child.  Goals and activities are individualised for each participating family.

  • Each programme runs for 4 months and includes: 
    • A free Orientation Session after which you decide if you wish to participate in the full programme
    • An individual Pre-programme Appointment with you and your child
    • An informal ‘Meet and Greet’ session to meet other participating families
    • 8 parent-only group sessions lasting 2 hours 45 mins approx.
    • and 4 individual child / parent sessions lasting 1 hour to 1.5 hours approx.
    • A range of strategies and topics covered

Hanen have adapted this programme to be delivered via teletherapy. There is no significant difference in outcomes of the More Than Words programme between in-person and teletherapy. All sessions are via Zoom Pro.

You can register your interest BY CLICKING HERE for one of 4 upcoming programmes:

  • JANUARY MORNING GROUP
  • €660 (in two instalments of €330)
  • Free Orientation Session: Thursday 18th November 2021 9.30am – 12.00
  • Book your first one-to-one consultation: 19th November – 17th December 2021
  • Programme: 4th January – 29th March 2022: Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.15pm
  • Please organise minding for your child(ren) during parent group sessions.

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  • JANUARY EVENING GROUP
  • €800 (in two instalments of €400)
  • Free Orientation Session:  Thursday18th November 2021 (8pm – 10.30pm)
  • Book your first one-to-one consultation:  between 19th Nov –  17th December 2021
  • Programme: 4th January – 29th March 2022: Tuesdays (8pm – 10.40pm)

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  • MARCH MORNING GROUP
  • €660 (in two instalments of €330)
  • Free Orientation Session:  Thursday 3rd March 2022 9.30am – 12.00
  • Book your first one-to-one consultation:  between 4th March –  25th March 2022
  • Programme: 31st March (Thurs) – 28th June 2022: Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.15pm
  • Please organise minding for your child(ren) during parent group sessions

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  • MARCH EVENING GROUP
  • €800 (in two instalments of €400)
  • Free Orientation Session:  Thursday 3rd March 2022 8pm – 10.30pm
  • Book your first one-to-one consultation:  between 4th March –  25th March 2022
  • Programme: 31st March (Thurs) – 28th June 2022: Tuesdays 8pm – 10.40pm

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September – December Morning Group – TBA

September – December Evening Group – TBA

Please follow THIS LINK to register your interest.

Thank you.

Book available HERE

Author: Carolyn Webb

Carolyn is a Speech and Language Therapist working independently, based in the Sandyford area of South Dublin. Most of Carolyn's work involves running Hanen 'More Than Words' programs on a regular basis through telepractice with families all across Ireland. The More Than Words program offered is a 4 month speech therapy program for parents of children up to age 4 years with social communication difficulties, including challenges interacting with others. Some participating children are not yet using words. Some are using words and language, but find it difficult to have to and fro conversations. Some of the participating children have a diagnosis of Autism, and some do not. Please watch the videos in the blog to learn more about this program and to register your interest in attending a free information / Orientation Zoom session.