More Than Words (MTW) – 2016 – 2018

The Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) is a registered Non-Profit Organisation #13986 and a Charity #371.  The More Than Words programme is a caregiver training program developed at the Hanen Centre in Toronto, Canada which is being delivered through the Barbados Council for the Disabled.  Sue McMillan is a Speech Language Pathologist with 15 years’ experience in providing direct therapy and individual and group based caregiver training to children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Project Summary

The Maria Holder Memorial Trust has pledged its continued support to this critical programme for a further 3 years.  The More Than Words programme parents of children with autism and teachers with the requisite training in the application of specific strategies to facilitate development of the child’s communication, play and social skills and provides parents with a number of strategies that can be applied in their daily interactions with their children.

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