Hanen Programs® for Parents

You have the power to make a difference in your child’s language development! Join Noah’s Ark’s Hanen Programs for evidenced-based, parent-led parent training programs.

"The staff and the More than Words program have definitely improved our son's life as it has improved our ability to engage with him and our understanding of how to support him better." - participant

Hanen parent programs

All of Hanen’s programs were developed by expert speech-language pathologists and are grounded in extensive research. The programs are evidence-based, meaning that they have been shown in multiple studies to improve the social communication skills of children.

  • Individual and group sessions with a Hanen Certified Speech and Language Pathologist

  • 2 hour free, no obligation, Speech and Language orientation session with tips, tricks and information about the program

  • Get value for money with an average of 37 hours of Speech Pathology for the price of 20 NDIS therapy hours

  • Available to all families across Australia!


Designed for parents of verbal children ages 3-7 with social communication difficulties, the TalkAbility Program teaches you practical ways to help your child learn people skills.

More than Words®

Everyday routines are the best ways to help your child with social communication difficulties connect better with you. The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children ages 5 and under with a diagnosis of Autism or other social communication difficulties.

It Takes Two to Talk®

We all look forward to hearing our child’s first words! If you would like to learn more about strategies on how to facilitate your child’s language development, you can join Hanen’s It Takes Two To Talk Program at Noah’s Ark.

The It Takes Two to Talk Program is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay.

Orientation Sessions

Find out more about our Hanen Programs for Parents, where you can:

  • Support your child to develop their ability to communicate
  • Use your child’s interests to help them engage with you and others
  • Understand your child’s perspectives in play, communication and everyday life.

Keep your eye on this site, and our social media accounts for information on upcoming programs.