TalkAbility® by Hanen®



What is TalkAbility® by Hanen®?

TalkAbility® is an intensive parent training program for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or social communication difficulties. It is for parents of children aged 4 years to 8 years old who may have verbal language skills, however has difficulty using these skills effectively. These high-functioning children may have difficulty having conversations with others, or difficulty discussing topics that are interesting to other people, they require help interacting with children the same age, or to tune into the non-verbal cues of an interaction. TalkAbility® is often a great program to follow on after completing More Than Words®.


Why Should I Attend the TalkAbility program? 

This program helps parents understand what their child can already do, and then set the next appropriate goal to work on. In a group setting we plan how to support the child learning in a natural interaction, and then support the family through video feedback coaching in the home. We find families and their children benefit greatly from this focused and supportive extra help to achieve their goals.

Download the TalkAbility brochure for further information.

At EarlyEd, we find parents who participate in TalkAbility learn:

  • How to help their child build longer and better conversation skills
  • How to “tune in” to the social non-verbal messages of others
  • How to support their child’s imaginative play skills with peers
  • The importance of story telling in conversations, and how to further build these skills
  • Using play dates to support peer- peer interactions

TalkAbility® and EarlyEd

Speech Pathology

Speech pathologists are experts in helping children to communicate, and can also support with feeding.

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The EE Team

What type of specialists does your child have access to at EarlyEd, and what role do they play in early intervention?

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NDIS Services

Most of EarlyEd’s programs and services can be funded with your child’s NDIS package.

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Find out which EarlyEd programs can help your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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