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Hanen TalkAbility • Orientation session

Tuesday 6 February @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

About the program

TalkAbility — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Autistic Children Who Are Speaking in Sentences and Having Conversations

The TalkAbility™ program is designed for parents of autistic children ages 4-8 who are speaking in sentences and having conversations. The program makes the most of your child’s unique strengths and preferences, as well as their natural day-to-day activities, to help them find more joy and connection in their interactions and to foster mutual understanding between your child and the important people in their life.

Topics of this program include:
– How your child currently engages in conversation
– Next steps to help your child have more balanced, back-and-forth conversations
– Encouraging your child to pay attention to non-verbal social messages
– Helping your child understand the meaning behind words
– Helping your child tell stories, play imaginatively and make friends

Orientation Session

During this session you will learn:

  • About the Hanen Talkability program
  • How the online program will be scheduled
  • The starting dates and costs

It will also provide you with an opportunity to ask questions.

The orientation session is free of charge and commitment-free. For more information on the program format and costs, see the flyer below.

This program is for

Parents, carers and family members of Autistic children aged 4-8 years who are speaking in sentences and having conversations.


Tuesday 6 February7.30pm to 9.00pm AEDT/NSW Time

The program will run in Term 1 and Term 2 on Tuesday nights 7.30pm to 10pm AEDT/NSW time.


This event is held online using Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you prior to the event.
If you have accessibility needs, please advise during registration.


Orientation Session: Free


To participate in this program, parents and carers must purchase an eBook manual from Amazon.com.au independently. The manual costs approximately $59 and you will receive a link to it once the program is confirmed.

Hanen TalkAbility program flyer

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Your facilitator

 Julie Cowmeadow, Hanen Certified speech pathology

Additional info

More about the programView more information about the Hanen TalkAbility program.
Contact detailsFor more information, feel free to contact Adrianne (Admin coordinator) reception@plumtree.org.au
Hanen It Takes Two to Talk & More Than WordsRegistration of intrest

We recommend families attend only 1 course at a time to focus on the learning outcomes.

Plumtree is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that helps families thrive.

Trusted for over 30 years, we provide therapies and support for children aged birth to 8 years with a disability or developmental delay and their families. Our free online and centre-based playgroups and parent educational programs support all families. At Plumtree Preschool, children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds learn together and begin to understand the value of inclusive communities.

Plumtree’s passionate, culturally diverse team of specialists work from the heart in a caring environment where families feel respected and informed.

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