It's been a long time, friends! I hope all is well with all of you. I have to apologize. The last couple of months, I have been busy trying to somehow stay balanced with two jobs and time with family and friends. During my time away, I've been doing some research, discovering new/ new to me products, and have begun some awesome new packets for my students.
With my clinic job, I see a wide range of kids. They range in age (birth to 21) and range in abilities. I realized pretty quickly that there were some gaps in my knowledge. I have spent hours researching for each individual client I see because I want to be the SLP for them that I can be. One of the areas I realized I wanted more information on was helping parents with young children who have a significant language delay. I had some ideas, but I wanted more.
I remembered back to grad school and my preschool placement. My clinical supervisor kept talking about The Hanen Centre and was raving about their books. We even had a speaker come in and talk to my class. So one of the resources that I recently was reminded of is their book/DVD called More Than Words.
It arrived just in time for me to sit outside in the beautiful weather and read it.
More Than Words is a book geared towards parents with children with autism, which is perfect for this month (Autism Awareness Month). According to the Hanen Centre, it's a book that address very specific challenges that children with ASD face and strategies to help with those challenges. It is designed to improve the understanding of language and the ability to have back-and-forth interactions.
What I love about it is that it's written for parents. I can recommend these strategies and parents will understand them. I also love that they are research based. You can read more about their research here. I love that they address every day situations that parents will encounter. The DVD is a great companion resource to give parents real-life examples of each situation discussed.
If you want to learn more about More Than Words, check out The Hanen Centre's website here. You can view sample pages, see the outline of the chapters, and read about the research behind the book.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, The Hanen Centre has also graciously offered to provide one of YOU with a code for a FREE e-seminar. They are 2 hours long, and I bet you can count them towards your certification maintenance hours for ASHA ;) Enter below if you're interested.
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Have a great rest of your week!
Note: I was contacted by The Hanen Centre and a copy of More Than Words was provided for my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are mine.