"My daughter is in the autism spectrum"

About: Lanarkshire Community Services / Speech and Language Therapy

(as a parent/guardian),

my daughter was diagnosed with social communication disorder and we were referred to go to the hanen group (more than words).

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Response from Pauline Downie, Professional Lead for Speech and Language Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy Services, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear carajack

Thank you for your feedback about the Hanen More than Words Programme. I hope that this will help you as a parent to give you the tools, strategies and support you need to help your daughter reach her full communication potential.

As well as support in nurseries and schools and by health professionals, I hope you have been given information about national and local charities which help support parents, families and children with autism.

I have put some links below that you or other parents in your position might find helpful (the list is not exhaustive!)

National Support

National Autistic Society www.autism.org.uk

Scottish autism www.scottishautism.org

Local support

Lanarkshire One Stop Shop

North Lanarkshire- HOPE for Autism

South Lanarkshire-REACH Lanarkshire Autism

Thank you once again for taking the time to comment on speech and language therapy and I hope that you and your daughter benefit from the Hanen programme.

Kindest Regards


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